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Divine Nudges

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 11 September 2016. 635 hits.
By Lauren Nelson Today is my oldest daughter’s birthday. She is going to be six so it is an exciting day. Perhaps like many of you, I use these occasions to think about my relatives who have passed on. Today, my paternal grandmother came to mind...

Rising from the Ashes: An Easter Blog - Part 2

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 21 March 2016. 670 hits.
By Meg Bucaro It was finally time to fall asleep. I was physically spent but my mind was racing. I felt oddly comfortable going to sleep in an oversized bean bag chair in the family room of our dear friend’s basement, next to my husband, Matt, in...

Rising from the Ashes: An Easter Blog - Part 1

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 21 March 2016. 667 hits.
By Lauren Nelson A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse— after hearing about Jesus, she came up...

Welcome to Mayslake Ministries' Online Retreat "Rising from the Ashes"

Written by Mary Amore. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 21 March 2016. 792 hits.
As we celebrate the great Feast of Easter, Mayslake Ministries is pleased to announce the launching of a new online retreat this Easter season entitled, “Rising from the Ashes.” This deeply spiritual online retreat is based on the personal stories...

Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist: Fountain of Mercy, Compassion and Forgiveness

Written by Mary Amore. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 21 March 2016. 781 hits.
By: Dr. Mary Amore As a little girl, I never understood why the Church used the term Good Friday to describe the day that Jesus suffered and died for us. After all, what could possibly be good about the fact that Jesus was tortured and nailed to a...

Cheers to Root Beer and Books: My Father’s Final Chapter Impresses Heart and Soul Forever

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 19 June 2015. 1197 hits.
By Mary Beth Sammons  Several summers ago, armed with burgers and sweet corn fresh off the grill, homemade lemon bars and a six-pack of root beer, and balancing plastic lawn chairs and a basket of mums, I arrived at the senior living community my parents...

A Father’s Reflection: Celebrating the “Daddy” Love of God

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 16 June 2015. 953 hits.
By Deacon Ron Searls In a world that seems to have fallen into the confusion of the awareness that we are God's children made in His image and likeness, celebrating "Father’s Day" gives us the opportunity to look at our Creator as Jesus called Him,...

The Joys of Pregnancy

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 22 May 2015. 1031 hits.
By Katie Choudhary Any mom who has been pregnant knows that every pregnancy is as unique as each beautiful child God brings into the world. When we found out in January that we were expecting again, we were full of mixed emotions! God is good and we...

Through the Eyes of Grace

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 14 May 2015. 1172 hits.
By Theresa Claus May is such a special month for me. Mother’s Day is always a special time to appreciate what being a mother is all about, and I also get to celebrate the day my daughter was born in May – which was the day that changed my life...

Mayslake Mother’s Day Blog Series 2015

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 07 May 2015. 1044 hits.
Just last week, my infant son woke up from his nap later that he usually sleeps. I knew he would probably be greatly anticipating his bottle ASAP! As I brought him into the kitchen, I told him that he was about to get a bottle. As soon as I said the word,...

Honoring Mother’s Day: Celebrating My Parent’s Marriage

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 01 May 2015. 9822 hits.
By Lauren Nelson May is a month that reminds most people of motherhood and for Catholics along with motherhood comes Our Blessed Mother, Mary. For me, however, the first thing I think of when I think of the month of May is marriage. That is because my...

Easter: A Time for New Beginnings, Opening New Doors

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 23 March 2015. 948 hits.
Dr. Barb Jarvis-Pauls Opening new doors. I love the metaphor and image of doors. They represent our vision, our feelings, our memories, and our constructs as we go through life’s experience. It is important that we are in transition all our lives...

A Week in Wine Country: Thank You To Mayslake Ministries

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 14 October 2014. 1145 hits.
Guest Blog By Sandi and Adrian Jaworski Winners of the 2013 Mayslake Ministries Wine Tasting/Auction prize, Sandi and Adrian Jaworski, former board member, sent this thank you note to Mayslake Ministries describing their trip and thanking us.  Sandi...

On Holiday With God Series Part II: An Italian Journey of Grace

Written by Mary Amore. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 07 October 2014. 1325 hits.
By Dr. Mary Amore People travel for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from the desire to see the world, to “getting away from it all,” to just having fun seeing new and exciting destinations. No matter what your reasons for travelling are, I believe...

My Drive by Fruiting With Robin Williams and Dana Reeve

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 14 August 2014. 1919 hits.
Robin Williams volunteering his time to film a video for lung cancer research in honor of his friend Dana Reeve in 2005 at The University of California/San Francisco by: Mary Beth Sammons Back in 1994, my three then young children, my sister and I...

We are All One Family: A Young Mom’s Reflection on Her Child’s Baptism

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 29 July 2014. 1831 hits.
By Lauren Nelson I am a product of my environment; never is this clearer as when I am in church or involved with a faith based event. You see, I'm the daughter of a liturgist, and I have been a “church kid” my entire life. Now that I am a wife and...

A Toast to Independence: Turning to the Holy Place Inside of You

Written by Guest Author. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 02 July 2014. 1238 hits.
Guest Blog by Lisa Marie Sinnott, Spiritual Director, Mayslake Ministries The important thing to offer every day is that we are all blessed with something to say and to do. We can be kind to others. We can notice the distress of the economy and offer...

Traveling Mercies: On Holiday with God

Written by Mary Amore. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 17 June 2014. 2185 hits.
By Dr. Mary Amore Travel has always held spiritual qualities. The ritual act of leaving the familiarity of home tends to naturally open up our human spirit to experience the wonderment, awe, and the mystery of God as it is revealed through the people,...

Celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi 

Written by Mary Amore. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 16 June 2014. 2736 hits.
By Dr. Mary Amore "For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me, and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me...

Insights into the Mystery of the Eucharist

Written by Mary Amore. Posted in Mayslake Blog on 27 May 2014. 1601 hits.
This week comes on the heels of an event in Boston that threatened to rock the world not only for every Catholic but for all people of good will. The event in question was the Black Mass that the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club intended to hold. ...
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