Protection Against Fear and Worry


Mar 18, 2020

Mental and emotional pressures are increasing due to our contemporary lifestyle. The remedy for these pressures could be summed up in one word: peace. I refer to peace not in the connotation of the absence of war, but in the sense of personal fulfillment, completeness, and rest. There are two primary enemies of peace: fear and worry. Each of them …

The Mystery of the Wise Men


Nov 13, 2019

It’s Christmas Eve and billowing drifts of snow are racing across the frozen waters of Clear Lake. My brother, three sisters, and I are scrambling to get our best clothes on, just in time to pile into our slightly worn station wagon and head to midnight Mass. As the youngest of five children, it was hard to pay attention through …