Books

Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

http://youtu.be/j_LgIcqe6rY Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. On the day… Continue reading Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

Books

Seven Last Words (Meditations for Lent) …

Pray as You Go, the popular prayer website and free app sponsored by the Jesuits in the UK, will be using Seven Last Words by James Martin as the basis for their free 2017 daily Lenten retreat. Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus Based on his talks at New York’s… Continue reading Seven Last Words (Meditations for Lent) …

Media

What Does The Bible Say About Welcoming Refugees And Migrants …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BawKt1tAcI What does the Bible say about helping refugees, migrants and foreigners? In this video, James Martin, S.J., explains the Biblical basis for welcoming the stranger. http://youtu.be/by0O2S2sCj8 San Diego Bishop Challenges Organizers to Disrupt, Rebuild (National Catholic Reporter)  Pope Francis: Protecting the world's migrants and refugees is a moral imperative (America Magazine)  Trump's Action Banning… Continue reading What Does The Bible Say About Welcoming Refugees And Migrants …

Quotes

Love Is The Measure …

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’… Continue reading Love Is The Measure …

Prayers

An Election Day Prayer …

God, I know that I don’t have to get angry. I don't have to get worked up. I don’t have to get depressed. I don't have to get worked up. I don’t have to get depressed. I just have to use my conscience and vote. So help me to remember what Jesus taught in the… Continue reading An Election Day Prayer …

Prayers

A New Serenity Prayer …

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, which is pretty much everyone, since I’m clearly not you, God. At least not the last time I checked. And while you’re at it, God, please give me the courage to change what I need to change about myself, which is frankly a… Continue reading A New Serenity Prayer …

Quotes, Seasons

Things I Regret …

Again, this year I would like to quote a piece written by Catholic priest and author Rev. James Martin posted in the Huffington Post.  I hope that you will find it insightful, wise and inspirational.  Thank you for your generous and overwhelming support of my blog - My Soul In Silence Waits.  Many blessings to… Continue reading Things I Regret …

Media, Quotes, Reflections

12 Things I Wish I Knew at 25 …

The New Year is a time of reflection and resolutions.  It is a time when many of us commit to implementing positive changes into our lives striving for self-improvement.  The hope is at the end of the year that perhaps we may come out happier, wiser or in some way better than when we started.  Usually,… Continue reading 12 Things I Wish I Knew at 25 …