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Not by Bread Alone

Not by Bread Alone

Examen

Posted by Fredric Hang on 5/07/21

The Examen is a method of reflecting upon your day with God. An Ignatian spiritual practice it’s a form of prayer that embraces gratitude and an attitude of courage and strength as well as hopeful anticipation that are born of practicing our faith. It takes about 10-15 minutes at ... Read More »

Act, Love and Walk

Posted by Fredric Hang on 4/29/21

One of the silver linings of these Covid months has been the opportunity to catch up on some excellent television viewing.  I am drawn to dramas and documentaries.  There have been an abundance of each of these lately, especially documentaries on social justice issues, and of course, a number ... Read More »

A Generous Heart

Posted by Fredric Hang on 4/23/21

There is a lovely little story in Luke’s Gospel that for me gets right to the heart of true generosity.

"Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, ... Read More »

Hidden One

Posted by Fredric Hang on 4/15/21

In my spiritual life, sometimes God feels more absent than present.  I know that this is just a feeling, and not the reality, but I think many others have this experience as well on their faith journey.   In many biographies of the life of Mother Theresa, this experience ... Read More »

Let Your Clay Be Moist

Posted by Fredric Hang on 4/08/21

"Just as clay is in the potter's hands for her to shape as she pleases, so are we in the hands of our Creator for him to do as he wishes."   Sirach 33:13

With April underway, the hardened earth of winter is giving way to the soft mud and ... Read More »

God Anoints My Head With Oil

Posted by Fredric Hang on 4/02/21

Last evening at the Holy Thursday Eucharist, I was moved, as I always am, by the ritual blessing of the oils.   These include Chrism – used in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders, as well as for the consecration of altars and the dedication of churches; the ... Read More »

May Your Troubles Keep You Near the Cross

Posted by Fredric Hang on 3/26/21

    This past week I was introduced to a very powerful song by an artist named Jonathan McReynolds, called God is Good.  I pass along the key lyrics as a meditation as we prepare for Holy Week and the great feast of Easter:     May your struggles ... Read More »

Saint Joseph

Posted by Fredric Hang on 3/19/21

Feast Of Saint Jospeh

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris Corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.  To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 ... Read More »

Answered? Prayers

Posted by Fredric Hang on 3/04/21

  I recall my fifth grade teacher, a nun, telling us to be very careful what we pray for..because, she said, "prayer works".  I think this is what 'Lucy' (from the Peanuts comic strip) discovered one day.  Linus is in the kitchen eating his morning cereal when Lucy walks ... Read More »

Fighting the Good Fight

Posted by Fredric Hang on 2/26/21

Perseverance 

With a last name like “Hang” I have heard the expression ‘Hang in There’ a lot as a kid. I still do as an adult. It is a phrase folks often use when they are trying to encourage you to not give up when the going is difficult. And ... Read More »

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