Praying When You Are Axious

Are you too anxious to pray? Finding it hard to concentrate? Here is a simple practice to help you do something that is so contrary to the way we normally run from pain and hunger after pleasure. Breathing in, breathing in your own evil, sickness, disappointment, not measuring-up, anxiety, disordered passions, thoughts and feelings. Imagine all this as darkness or a lost homeless child. Feel sympathy for yourself, sweet affection, loving kindness, gratitude. Breathing out, bless the darkness with Jesus: “The Lord’s peace be with you.” All this breathing makes me think of singing, especially in the repetition of a… Continue Reading

A Custom Name Lullaby Song for Your Child

I will write and sing a custom lullaby song with the name of your choice for your child or grandchild. Enjoy your own custom lullaby, sung in a simple manner as you might hear your mother or father sing in the stillness of a quiet room.  No reverb, no effects, just very simple and natural, similar to the sound of my “Blessing Prayer” (click to hear) or the room sound of the samples I sing in this video description. Hear samples of custom lullabies Sing it to your baby while still in utero.  Your baby knows and loves YOUR voice, good or bad. … Continue Reading

St. Peregrine: Patron of Cancer Sufferers

Saint Peregrine

St. Peregrine: Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers Overview Many people have been affected by cancer or know someone who has.  Traditionally, St. Peregrine has been the patron saint of cancer sufferers and of those with major life-threatening illnesses since his death in 1345. We may feel helpless in the face of chronic or even terminal illness as well as any condition which causes pain. Moreover, it may even cause you to cry, “Amputate!” which is exactly what was going to happen to St. Peregrine. Born in Italy in 1260, Peregrine wasn’t always a faith filled or hopeful follower of Christ. In his… Continue Reading

Epiphany – The Feast of God’s Challenge

Epiphany: The Feast of God’s Challenge In John Paul II’s homily of January 6, 1979, he referred to Epiphany as the feast of God’s challenge. It was such an intriguing way to refer to this day that I thought I would share with you what he said… “Those who have already reached the faith and those who are on the path to finding it share alike in this feast. They participate, giving thanks for the gift of faith, as did the Kings who, filled with gratitude, knelt before the Chil…d. The Church, more aware each year of the vastness of… Continue Reading