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    • Praying in Times of Crisis 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Praying in Times of Crisis".|Times of crisis are, perhaps, the most important times to turn to God. Sometime we cry, "Help me!" or "Please!" or "Save me!" God wants to be there ...
    • Using Ritual Every Day 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Using Ritual Every Day"|A ritual is anything we do repeatedly or do in a particular manner. I can say it is my morning ritual to get a cup of coffee soon after waking up. I sorely ...
    • Finding God in Everyday Life 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      There are 4 key elements in finding God in our everyday lives.|The realization, the conviction, that God is there. After that, it is all very easy.|A belief in the Good News - that Jesus won a victory over sin and death ...
    • Praying with an Alzheimer's Patient 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Prayer, like music, can often reach the deepest part of a person's soul. It is no different for someone with Alzheimer's Disease. |Long after many abilities have slipped away, music and prayer can sometimes remain. Both ...
    • To Whom Do I Pray? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "To Whom do I Pray?"|This may sound like an odd question, but it is an important one. This tip is simply an encouragement to consider to whom I'm praying and to experiment with ...
    • Praying the Rosary 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the beginning of "Praying the Rosary"|In the beginning of his 2002 encyclical on the Rosary, Pope John Paul II said:|The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the ...
    • How Do I Prepare for Mass on Sunday? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "How Do I Prepare for Mass on Sunday?"|A few of us are saying, "I prepare by getting my family to church, with the least amount of fighting." All of us have, at one time or another, ...
    • A Vatican II Overview 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Vatican II Overview"|The fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of Vatican II inspires me to reflect upon a few things about what that Council meant for us. We can sometimes forget ...
    • Praying the Psalms 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Praying the Psalms"|Using the Psalms is a great way to pray. These wonderful examples of Hebrew poetry come from worship services, important celebrations and historical events, songs ...
    • Bury the Dead 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Every one of us has experienced the death of someone we love, whether it is a distant, elderly friend or the deep pain of losing a spouse or child. What can we do in this final Work of Mercy?|We can always go to a wake ...
    • Harbor the Harborless/Shelter the Homeless 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Harbor the Harborless/Shelter the Homeless"|We think of shelter as a basic requirement of life, but many people simply don't have a roof over their heads or a safe place to live. ...
    • Feed the Hungry 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "What does to mean to "feed" someone - and what does it mean to be hungry?  Sometimes it might be direct support through a food bank or food pantry. Don't know where that is? Check on the internet or the phone book. If ...
    • Clothe the Naked 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      We can clean out closets and donate the extras. But isn't there something more?  Can we simplify our lives and our wardrobes?  How many pairs of shoes do I own? Can I donate more than my excess? I can decide to winnow ...
    • Give Drink to the Thirsty 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      In a disaster, one of the most basic needs is water.  In a crisis, water donations are often possible through the Red Cross, Red Crescent or another relief agency. Educating ourselves on water quality and protecting this ...
    • Office Memorials 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "Office Memorials"|It is in our human nature to keep those who have passed away as a part of our current lives. While their physical presence is not available, their contributions to our lives ...
    • Ransom the Captive/Visit the Imprisoned 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Ranson the Captive/Visit the Imprisoned"|"I was in prison, and you visited me." Matthew 25:36|Prison can seem like a remote place not connected with our real lives until we learn ...
    • Visit the Sick 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Sometimes we can get squeamish about being around hospitals or nursing homes, but this work of mercy invites us to visit someone who is in the hospital or is housebound. The touch of a hand, a hug and real eye contact are ...
    • Rediscovering the Corporal Works of Mercy 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Jesus' words in Matthew 25 are not about us at all -- but about our neighbors.|The seven Corporal Works of Mercy are a part of Catholic tradition and for many of us, these were part of our upbringing. In today's world ...
    • Mothers' Prayers: Prayers By and For Mothers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Mothers Prayers"|Prayer for a Birth Mother, from an Adoptive Mother|Loving God, how can I thank you for the generous woman who gave us her child? Our years of sorrow and emptiness ...
    • An Even Better Marriage: From Newlywed to Long-Timer 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "An Even Better Marriage"|Those of us who are married all want happy marriages. Some of us have angry, troubled marriages. Some of us have ok marriages, but maybe we have drifted ...