Now showing items 1-20 of 273

    • Mothers' Prayers: Prayers By and For Mothers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Mothers Prayers"|Prayer for a Birth Mother, from an Adoptive Mother|Loving God, how can I thank you for the generous woman who gave us her child? Our years of sorrow and emptiness ...
    • An Even Better Marriage: From Newlywed to Long-Timer 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "An Even Better Marriage"|Those of us who are married all want happy marriages. Some of us have angry, troubled marriages. Some of us have ok marriages, but maybe we have drifted ...
    • A Renewed Personal Encounter With Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first two paragraphs of "A Renewed Personal Encounte with Jesus"|In his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis appeals to all of us to give ourselves to a "renewed personal encounter" with ...
    • Elizabeth Remembers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Elizabeth Remembers"|What a time it was! What days those were! When I think back on them now, I am amazed at how natural and normal it all felt and yet how grace-filled and sacred. ...
    • Contemplating the Day After the Cruxification with the Mother of James and John 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Contemplating the Day After the Crucifixion with the Mother of James & John"|Mary has finally fallen asleep so I'll step outside for a minute. Just sitting here in the sun feels ...
    • Jesus, My Friend in Capernaum 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Jesus, My Friend in Capernaum"|"When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee ... and went to live in Capernaum by the sea." Matthew 4:12. I often watched my ...
    • How Do We Pray With Our Imagination? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      We meet new friends and we want to get to know them better. How do we do it? We share our stories. We tell them about our childhood, how we met our spouse or how our great-grandparents moved here. |We live in a rational, ...
    • Contemplating the Call of Matthew 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" When Jesus saw Matthew, sitting at his customs table, Jesus must have seen how the people despised this tax collector. Jesus had to sense that this kind of ...
    • Beginning Again: Talking With God 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first two paragraphs of "Beginning Again: Talking with God"|We have good intentions and resolves and one thing so many of us want is a deeper relationship with God. It is a longing that comes from our hearts ...
    • Praying in Times of Crisis 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Praying in Times of Crisis".|Times of crisis are, perhaps, the most important times to turn to God. Sometime we cry, "Help me!" or "Please!" or "Save me!" God wants to be there ...
    • Using Ritual Every Day 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Using Ritual Every Day"|A ritual is anything we do repeatedly or do in a particular manner. I can say it is my morning ritual to get a cup of coffee soon after waking up. I sorely ...
    • A Rosary for Alzheimer's Patients: Praying the Sorrowful Mysteries 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Rosary for Alzheimer's Patients"|Agony in Garden|For the length of time it takes to pray 10 Hail Marys, I meditate on the Agony in the Garden. I picture Jesus, troubled and afraid, ...
    • Finding God in Everyday Life 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      There are 4 key elements in finding God in our everyday lives.|The realization, the conviction, that God is there. After that, it is all very easy.|A belief in the Good News - that Jesus won a victory over sin and death ...
    • Praying with My Mother 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      One Experience of Prayer|My mother has suffered from Alzheimer's for a number of years. We live thousands of miles from each other but I visit on a regular basis. With each trip, I witness her continuing decline in eating, ...
    • Finally, the Sacred Silence 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Finally, the Sacred Silence"|I wanted to pray with my mother. After a half day in airports and on planes, I had returned for another visit to see her, another four days of watching ...
    • Praying with an Alzheimer's Patient 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Prayer, like music, can often reach the deepest part of a person's soul. It is no different for someone with Alzheimer's Disease. |Long after many abilities have slipped away, music and prayer can sometimes remain. Both ...
    • To Whom Do I Pray? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "To Whom do I Pray?"|This may sound like an odd question, but it is an important one. This tip is simply an encouragement to consider to whom I'm praying and to experiment with ...
    • Praying for a Parent with Alzheimer's 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my entire will... Give me only your love and your grace and that is enough for me." Ignatius of Loyola|Loving God,|Please bless every mother and father ...
    • Praying the Rosary 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the beginning of "Praying the Rosary"|In the beginning of his 2002 encyclical on the Rosary, Pope John Paul II said:|The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the ...
    • How Do I Prepare for Mass on Sunday? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "How Do I Prepare for Mass on Sunday?"|A few of us are saying, "I prepare by getting my family to church, with the least amount of fighting." All of us have, at one time or another, ...