The Sound of Silence

The silent carpenter

The talk of the angels is always a song, but the language of God is silence. I recall approximately four-and-a-half years ago watching a very beautiful video about priestly discernment called ‘Fisher’s of Men’, and at one point a religious sister says these words: “If you look at nature and the way things grow, they grow in silence. You look at the trees and the flowers, and you look even at human beings, we grow in silence; and a vocation is very similar, and a relationship with God is very similar, and it grows in silence in an environment where one’s inner ears are opened to hear God, who only speaks in silence.” Read more

Divine Mercy Sunday: Oh What Wondrous Love Is This!

Look Into My Heart

I’d like to first give a shout out to my mother and my father, who are celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary this day. I have been so very blessed to have these two beautiful people as my parents. They have shown me how to love God through reverence and sacrifice and in their love for me and for one another. I have learned so much about patience and mercy from my mother, and I have learned so much about commitment and respect from my father; and from both of them, I have learned love and sacrifice. They have shown me, in their own way, that Sainthood is possible for ordinary folk like us, and I hope and I pray that I and they will enter gloriously into the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Read more