Artwork by Bro. Mickey O’Neill Mcgrath, OSFS

This past month, Mary DeTurris Poust (from her blog Not Strictly Spiritual) asked to interview me for an article to be published in the One Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.

At first, I was skeptical that I could possibly provide any helpful tidbits on gratitude; then, I was hesitant because I wanted to learn more about the publication; then, I procrastinated because I felt too busy; then, I was hesitant because…you get the idea.

Well, thanks to Mary’s graciousness and J.’s encouragement, I finally sunk into the idea, and you can now read the article online here.

Grace brings us what we need when we need it, and the opportunity to reflect on gratitude was a gift. Thank you, Mary! Hope you enjoy reading her article here.



Harvesting Treasures


I’m over at the dotMagis Blog this morning, reflecting on acorns, autumn, and the Examen. Read the reflection here!

“Just as the Examen calls us to review the places in which we experience closeness or distance from God, autumn invites us to harvest what is life-sustaining and to release that which should fall away…In prayer, we clear out that which holds us back and we make space for what is to come.” Continue reading.

Happy fall!