Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My Favorite site for organization and trying to GET THINGS DONE

The Daily Saint
A Productivity Blog Focusing on Work-Life Balance
Mike St. Pierre has created an oasis on the web for busy families, busy professionals and for people who want to get things done yet somehow the time slips away. What I enjoy about Mike's site is that the principles and advice he gives come from a number of sources and they are practical. I feel as though I can pick and choose the articles and advice that pertains to me and my schedule.
I don' want to confuse activity with accomplishment and The Daily Saint helps me put my time and effort where I will see the fruit of my labor.
In ministry settings I have found that people don't get back to you, don't respond promptly and often act in a less than professional way. Now I understand that some who work in ministry are volunteer, so all the more reason I would think we want to do our best and give our best if it's for God. Anyway, I strongly recommend stopping by The Daily Saint-I'm sure there's something for you that will be beneficial!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Excellent Theology of the Body book and presenter

As a teacher for over twenty years one of the most challenging topics is the Church's teaching on sexuality. David Hajduk's book, God's Plan for You-Pauline Books and Media-does the BEST job I've scene in presenting the Theology of the Body in a clear, concise manner. I had purchased 30 copies for my classroom and the High School Students I teach really do respond to the approach and logic of his presentation of John Paul II teaching on Theology of the Body. As a teacher the last thing I need is more work. David Hajduk includes excerpts from the Catechism, direct quotes from JP 2 and insightful reflection questions that guide the student along to making good decisions. Highly recommended!! Visit him at

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Feast of the Sacred Heart First Profession for 5 MC Sisters

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Teresa - Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Jesus in the House interview on Catholic Answers Live

Jesus in the House
This is a link to my hour long radio interview. Thanks to all who support me in this!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

First Vows Missionaries of Charity (Contemplative)

On June 15th, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, 5 Sisters who have been in formation for 3 years will be making their first vows at St. Mary's in Plainfield, NJ. This extraordinary gathering is real cause for celebration because it is the only one like it in the world, that's right, the world. While the MC Sisters have many active branches throughout the world, the Contemplative branch (which is about 400 strong) are formed in New Jersey. (Who said nothing good comes from Jersey??) I have had the privilege to help in the Scriptural formation of these Sisters and it has been pure joy and its consistently the highlight of my week. The sisters radiate joy and the presence of Christ and one can't help but feel drawn to these Sisters because what one is really drawn to is the presence of Christ that flows through them. Pray for these 5 who come from the USA, Czech Republic (2), Philippines and Poland as they follow Christ and pray for us as we live our lives as disciples in the world.