We take a deep dive into the mission of Jesus, why He came from heaven to earth and was born of the Virgin Mary. Then we look at the response Jesus wants...demonstrated to us by Mary, Joseph, the Angles, the Shepherds and the Three Wise Men in Luke 2.
A dive into The Annunciation and the "yes" that changed the course of salvation history...
The remarkable testimony of Jessica being healed of several long-standing afflictions in her body, praise you Jesus!
On Gaudete Sunday, we dive into Isaiah 61 and 1 Thessalonians 5 and consider the reality of living in God's presence as the very reason to do as the Lord tells us through St. Paul, "rejoice always." (1 Thes 5:16)
The testimony of Ingrid, who received breakthrough healing of an eye condition she'd had for over 10 years in addition to receiving healing of her back and neck as well. GLORY TO GOD!!!
As we enter into the Advent season, we consider the grace of transformation the Lord is offering each of us and how we can respond...so as to live life more fully alive in the Holy Spirit!
On the Solemnity of Christ the King, we consider the compassionate heart of Christ, His reign in our lives and how to live well in His Kingdom now...so we'll be ready for eternity.
The wonderful testimony of Jennifer being healed from conditions (tinnitus & floaters) she's had for decades, glory to God!
In the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25:1-13, Jesus tells us to stay awake, essentially to live with our heart engaged with him, neither dull nor lazy to the precious gift of having a relationship with God. Diving into this rich parable, we consider the beauty of devotion to God and the momentum it blesses us with.
At a healing service at St. Isaac Jogues, Gina gives a powerful testimony of the Lord fully healing her knee of a sports injury during a time of worship.
Matthew 5 recounts the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount given by Jesus. The opening lines of this sermon are the teaching of Jesus on the Beatitudes, which the Catholic Church teaches "depict the countenance of Jesus Christ." (CCC, 1717) We take a dive in this reflection into the Beatitudes, which when embraced and lived, give us the countenance of Jesus too!
The powerful testimony of Solidad, a mother of 6 who received a remarkable healing from severe scoliosis during a time of prayer after a Sunday night mass at Holy Trinity in Corktown, Detroit.
From the initial perfect participation in love Adam & Eve had in the Garden of Eden (prior to sin) to the New Covenant in the blood of Jesus, God has designed us to be able to live richly in the grace of His presence so as to be able to love God with all of our heart, soul and mind and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
We take a deep dive in Philippians 4:6-7 "Have no anxiety at all, but in all things, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
In Matthew 21, Jesus tells the parable of the two sons and their different response to their Father's invitation to go and work in the vineyard. We see in the parable, and in our lives, that allowing the Word of the Lord to give us a change of mind makes all the difference in the life of discipleship.
We look at the truth in St. Paul's inspired words, "owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who love another has fulfilled the law." (Romans 14:8) With these words in mind, we then look at the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 18 about how to navigate conflict when someone has wronged you, which can be quite difficult! By Grace, we can steer clear of rash judgment, gossip and slander and deal with conflict with the mind of Christ.
At St. Anne Detroit on Sunday, August 30th, Leticia gives testimony of the Lord healing a significant back issue she had dealt with for over four months being healed by Jesus, Glory to you Lord!
In Chapter 16 of Matthew's Gospel, we read of the moment Peter came to a logical conclusion that Jesus (the Son of God, truly God in the flesh) should not be subject to crucifixion and death. Peter's logical conclusion led to a proclamation he made to Jesus, "God forbid Lord, no such thing shall ever happen to you!" (Mt 16:22). Jesus swiftly rebuked Peter for "thinking not as God does, but as human beings do." Jesus was teaching Peter, and us too, that we need a radical dependence on God especially in our thought life!
From,"depart from me Lord I am a sinful man" (Lk 5:8) to "you are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God" (Mt 16:16) we consider St. Peter's faith journey, drawing inspiration and encouragement for our own.
At an Encounter School of Healing, Brian gives a remarkable testimony about the miracle of his left leg (previously shorter than his right) being lengthened during a time of healing prayer, Glory to God!
At a Sunday night Mass with healing prayer after words in the St. Anne Plaza at St. Anne Detroit Candito & Norelli share wonderful testimonies of God's healing power.
Peter walked on water because he heard the voice of God tell him he could! Jesus promised "my sheep know me and they hear my voice" (John 10:27). This homily dives into a practical and applicable reflection on growing in the gift of hearing the Lord.
At the Encounter Ministries Summer Intensive in Brighton, Michigan, Jorge from Miami, Florida shares a powerful testimony of how the Lord lengthened his right leg (previously shorter than his left leg) and aligned his spine during a time healing prayer at the Intensive. Praise you Jesus, we love your healing wonders in all regards and ask you for more that ALL may know and love you!!
Reflecting on the parable of the Kingdom of Heaven being like a treasure hidden in a field and the remarkable healing (lengthening of a leg and alignment of spine) of a man name Jorge, we delight in the the true treasure of our lives that makes all things possible in the name of Jesus: God's Presence.
In Matthew 13, Jesus tells us several parables to teach us about what the kingdom of Heaven is like. The kicker though, is He is clearly teaching us through these parables about how to live and participate in the kingdom of heaven (in God's presence!) here and now...