Giving thanks for gifts small and large

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay You are my God, I give You thanks; my God, I offer You praise. Give thanks to the Lord, who is good, whose love endures forever. – Ps. 1 118:28-29 My youngest son sent me one of those funny photos by e-mail “to cheer u up.” It showed a mother tiger with […]

Where is my God?

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay My tears became my bread day and night, as they said to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” – Ps. 42:3 We have the same conversation each time we meet. Most often he happens upon me sitting in the pews of the city church where my spiritual director lives, […]

A beginning, an ending and the Mystery that is both

Catholic New Media Award nominationsCS&T Catholic Spirituality columnist Michelle Francl-Donnay has been nominated for three Catholic New Media Awards:Best Blog by a WomanBest Written BlogMost Spiritual BlogVote for her blog (www.quantumtheology.blogspot.com) by going to this web site: www.catholicnewmediaawards.com Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay Blessed be the Lord forever! Amen and amen! – Ps. 89:53 My four younger […]

Work of our hands can be acts of love, hope

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay Show forth your work to your servants; let your glory shine on their children. Let the favor of the Lord be upon us: give success to the work of our hands, give success to the work of our hands. – Ps. 90:16-17 Thirteen years ago tonight, I tucked a 2-year-old Mike into […]

Arms stretched out between heaven and earth

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay Let your thoughts be on things above, not on the things are on the earth, because you have died and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. – Col. 3:2-3 “If a mad lion was running through the streets, would not a sensible woman shut herself in?” So […]

No gesture is too small for God

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” Philip answered him, “Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little.” One […]

Moving at the speed of light

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” – Mk. 8:27 We had a physicist friend to dinner last week. In honor of the occasion, Chris wore his geekiest […]

Praying the everyday every day

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest. Bind […]

In Christ, we behold the face of God

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? – Ps. 42:3 I will freely admit it was not the depth of my piety, but the depth of my aversion for the 5:30 a.m. train that drew me to the contemplation of […]

Does God have a sense of humor?

Guest ColumnistMichelle Francl-Donnay Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. He asked them, “What are you discussing as you walk along?” They stopped, looking downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know […]