I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Monday, April 7, 2014


Reconciliation - what a beautiful Sacrament. Especially when the students take it seriously.

Let's face it, 40 minutes in silence for students (let alone adults) can be torture, but the 4-8th graders kept it together (for the most part) and entered into a time of reflection and peace.

I think one of the priests - we luckily had 7 of them! - kept giving the same penance...two of my girls needed help remembering how to start off the "Hail Mary"! (You know how that goes - you just can't think of the first few words so you get stuck...)

Even though I coordinate most of the religious services & Masses at our school, I honestly did not have much to do in preparing this prayer service. And that was good because the stress level wasn't as high and also because I could focus on the message of Reconciliation better too. (Though, I didn't go today because I went to my parish Church's Reconciliation service last week.)

We are forgiven - not because of anything we do but because of God's grace.

How awesome is that?

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