Noah built his ark thousands of years ago, but today’s Story Seed reminds us that some lessons are truly timeless. Here are 12 to carry with you this Lent.
If you are told that you only have one year left to live, what will be your response? Fr. Michael shares the story of his friend, Fr. Jim Willig, who when faced with this very reality chose to do 3 things…
The Statue of David by Michelangelo is an iconic masterpiece known throughout the world, but you may not know that the project was rejected by two prominent sculptor’s before Michelangelo…watch as Fr. Michael reveals the struggle to find “the man inside the marble…”
This time of Lent that connects back to the earliest days of the Church is a time for spiritual discipline and training. We pray, fast and give alms in order to prepare ourselves for the Easter feast. Read the Gospel (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18) and the complete transcript:
When Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth, he is greeted with enthusiasm which quickly turns to jealousy and suspicion. Fr. Michael suggests that we not fall into the trap of assuming that those we know cannot change. Read the Gospel and Homily Transcript:
The sower abundantly scatters the seed but we must ask ourselves: Have we hardened our hearts like the dirt path? Are we rocky soil that can start life but not sustain it or have we opened ourselves to God’s love and purpose?
Fr. Michael shares a homily from Pope Francis commemorating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. At the end, Fr. Michael shares a beautiful painting by Holly Schapker entitled: Our Lady of the Way and his poem of the same name.
As we approach the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, Fr. Michael looks into the realities of abortion within our country and urges us to embrace a pro-life ethic that values life from conception to natural death. Further, we are called to more than marches and protests. We are called to support those women faced…
Enter into the Nativity scene with Fr. Michael through contemplative prayer of the Rosary. Missed Episode 1 or Episode 2?
Watch as Fr. Michael dramatizes the Nativity story from the Gospel of Matthew and then describes his own struggle with an unwanted reality and difficult circumstance leading to his resignation from the retreat ministry. The story concludes with another dramatization, that of Joseph dreaming and the Angel calming his fears. Full Episode Teaser