Sunday, December 4, 2016

the quiet

the quiet of Christmas 
dazzles my heart
with the timelessness
of love

Sunday, November 6, 2016


still as warm leaves of snow
your laughter ever blankets my heart

Sunday, October 2, 2016

happiest language of love

praying the Rosary
is my happiest language of love

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Works of Mercy

Our Heavenly Father blesses us 
with many opportunities 
to practice the Works of Mercy. 
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, 
may we imitate Jesus.
Spiritual Works of Mercy
1) Instruct the ignorant
2) Counsel the doubtful
3) Admonish the sinners
4) Bear wrongs patiently
5) Forgive offenses willingly
6) Comfort the afflicted
7) Pray for the living and the dead

Corporal Works of Mercy
1) Feed the Hungry
2) Give drink to the thirsty
3) Clothe the naked
4) Shelter to the homeless
5) Visit the sick
6) Visit the prisoners
7) Bury the dead

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

A Woman of Faith!

Dear Sister Yvonne Therese,
     We Love you so much! Thank you so much for all of the many ways you have drawn us, through your labor of love, closer into the Heart of Jesus. Thank you for your ceaseless prayers and beautiful faith, which has and always will, inspire us to grow in our love for Jesus and Mary. We love you. We will miss you!
But some man will say
"Thou hast faith and I have works
shew me thy faith without works
and I will show thee, 
by works,my faith."
James 2:18
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Honoring Christ

...throughout every episode in our lives
~Chapel outside of the
Templo del Cristo Negro, Esquipulas, Chiquimula, Guatemala~

Sunday, May 1, 2016

surrounded by the gift of love.

     As we walk the path towards eternity, we are graciously showered with so many supernatural gifts. We are embraced by the Almighty Father's countless demonstrations love and protection.
     I wish I could talk to my Papi today and just tell him how much I love him. I loved the sound of his voice and the funny stories he liked to tell. He was a man of great wisdom and great faith.
     Life's challenges are often puzzling and heartbreaking, yet abundant with beautiful lessons. Somehow, throughout all of the pain and trials in life, I always feel surrounded by the gift of love...

Sunday, April 3, 2016

truly new

With absolute assurance
We know that by His love
Our Father greets us each morning
His mercies truly new...

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Joeyous Melody

chilling wind trills
shortering lighthours longering shadows
sunrisets twinkling slowquiet 
showering numerous seconds
frail icicles gentlychime
heartbeats of time
 we have missed you
faith mildlymelts gravegrieve
grateful glowing lifegiving love
hope fills tenacious camino dancesteps   
 blissfullly you reside in Jesús y María's embrace
you are now and forever our joyous, "Joey"ous melody
thank you for praying for us

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Miraculous Forgiveness

 Despite senseless injustice 
We live in the glorious freedom
Of Jesus' miraculous forgiveness

Sunday, January 3, 2016


a loved one's passing  
opened the long awaited camino
 peacefully drawing our family 
into a long dreamed of
beautiful reunion