The Blind Will See

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in blog

This Sunday at mass, we will hear from the Gospel of John about the man born blind.  I have often wondered what it must be like to be unable to see the beauty of God’s creation with my own eyes.  Let alone not be able to see faces of friends and family. In John 9:1-41, Jesus encounters a man “blind from birth.”  His disciples ask if the man is blind due to his sin or his parent’s sin.  In Jesus’ day, physical deformity or illness was attributed...

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Ever Ancient, Ever New… Ever-Awesome!!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in blog

Last Saturday Jason and I spent an incredibly awesome day with 3500+ of our closest friends at Abbey Youth Festival 2011!!  Our exhibition booth proved to be very popular as it offered lots of cool FREE STUFF like stickers, buttons, and candy.  Check out pics from the event here.  Hundreds of participants registered to win a Free Keynote Address for their parish or a Free Source and Summit Ministry dot Com T-shirt.  [Winners will be contacted this week via phone or email.] ...

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Lenten Check-In!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in blog

So, how’s it going?  We’re now about two weeks into Lent… this is a good time for a quick gut check.  Have you made a plan to go deeper into your spiritual journey this Lent?  Are you sticking with your plan?  Has your plan gotten too easy?  How can you continue to challenge yourself? We find ourselves liturgically between two powerful Gospels.  This past Sunday Jesus reveals a great deal of who He is through the Transfiguration.  Next Sunday Jesus will...

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Three Retreats, Two Days, One Awesome Week!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in blog

This March has proven to be an incredible and crazy time for us!  We were blessed to spend some time this week with young people from the Archdiocese of New Orleans and some even younger people from the Diocese of Baton Rouge. On Tuesday, after a rambunctious morning of games and team building activities, Jason talked with the 7th grade boys of St.Clement of Rome in Metairie, LA, about putting on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20) In the Battle of life. On Thursday, we...

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Threefold lust: Satan’s playground

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in blog

In last Sunday’s Gospel, we heard from Matthew’s gospel (Mt 4:1-11) about the temptation of Jesus in the desert by Satan.  I often wondered why Jesus let himself be tempted and why he didn’t just crush the devil at this time.  To understand why Jesus was tempted, we have to go back to Genesis 3. When the serpent entered the garden, he tempted Eve with half-truths.  He told Eve that if she ate the fruit, she would not die and that her eyes would be opened...

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