Tag: Getting Through Hard Times

Perpetual Outsiders – Here is your patron saint

St. Francis’s life was “that of a perpetual outsider.” – James Cowan, from Francis: A Saint’s Way St. Francis is remembered by the general population as the kind man who loved nature.  But he was so much more.  James Cowan calls him the “perpetual… Continue Reading “Perpetual Outsiders – Here is your patron saint”

When the thin horizon of a plan is not clear at all…

A friend of mine, Lia Mallini Bertelson, wrote this reflection almost two decades after suffering multiple heartbreaking tragedies.  All of us will suffer some kind of heartbreak at some time in life and I think it helps to know that we will survive.  So I asked… Continue Reading “When the thin horizon of a plan is not clear at all…”

God’s Gift of Wilderness

So many people have “wilderness experiences” after family and friends return home from the holidays.  Just in case you are feeling alone today… “The child (John the Baptist) grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared… Continue Reading “God’s Gift of Wilderness”