“The Seven Sacraments are opportunities in the Catholic Church for believers to enter into God’s very life and have their reality ‘augmented’.”
Today is a day of earthiness and remembrance. Today as Christ washes our feet we can come as we are: dirty, smelly, and calloused.
Sometimes going through the motions of a ritual can draw us back to God, especially in times of dryness.
Learning how to drive, moving out of your parents’ house… Rites of passage are also needed in the spiritual life, to help us journey from childhood to adult faith.
This simple daily ritual reminds us of our hallowed nature and that all we have can be used for love and service.
A new study finds that ritual enhances the flavour of food. In fact, it can enhance many of the moments of life.
We tend to long for stability, yet there is a deeply rooted need for change and diversity. This can be illustrated by a scene in the movie Pleasantville.
“You’re my rock.” – A common expression, but so powerful. The rocks in our life provide stability, trust, and stand the test of time.
We have a tendency to say thank you because it’s expected or it’s a social norm. But Ignatius encourages us to be more intentional about gratitude.