Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/15/18
A branch can’t bear fruit unless it remains part of the vine. Jesus said, “I am the vine and you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/08/18
Dr. Larry Dossey, in his book Prayer Is Good Medicine, takes a look at what research in the medical field has turned up regarding the healing effects of prayer. He asks us to keep in mind the following scientific facts as we pray for others and ourselves.
In the past ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/23/18
During this grace filled Easter season as we head toward Pentecost let us pray for a renewal of the Holy Spirit to transform our hearts.
The Apostles in the upper room were transformed from frightened followers to fearless messengers of the ‘Good News” when Christ “breathed” the Holy Spirit ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/16/18
The “eye witnesses” to the empty tomb and to Jesus’s appearances afterward are rooted in history. This includes Peter, Mark, Matthew, John and Luke; whose written accounts appear in the New Testament. Also, over 500 witnesses encountered him during the forty days before his ascension. His resurrection is one ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/12/18
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield selects 13 Rochester area nonprofits to share in $91,200 for health and wellness programs
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Thirteen nonprofit Rochester area organizations are receiving Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Awards. Each award recipient will receive up to $4,000 allocated by the company to help fund health ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/08/18
This Sunday we are celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday. This great feast has been celebrated since the year 2000 when St. John Paul II canonized St. Faustina Kowalska, to whom Jesus gave the Divine Mercy message. John Paul told us “Be not afraid.” He inspired us to approach the merciful ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/01/18
Here is St. Matthew’s account of that first Easter morning when God filled the earth with hope, joy and love.
The Angel said to the women
“Do not be Afraid for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/25/18
Peter asks Christ how often we should forgive and Christ answers . . . “70 X 7 times.” In the Lord’s prayer we ask for forgiveness and in turn we are asked to forgive those who have sinned against us.
We are not to count the number of ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/19/18
St. Augustine cautions us, “that man cannot hope to find God unless he finds himself first.” Self- knowledge draws us into God. Self- love prevents us from growing in self- knowledge. Daily, we need to ask the Lord, “where am I in the problems I bring before you?”
St. ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/11/18
St. Augustine says that “no one can be ready for the next life unless he trains himself for it now”. Lent offers us the perfect opportunity to design our own personal spiritual training plan.
What follows are some holy exercises that you can weave into your own daily ... Read More »