Why the name?

"Holy Conversation" does sound like an exceptionally pious name, even for a parish blog. And we can't guarantee that everything here will meet the high standard the name implies. But the phrase comes from the story of our patron saint, and we think it fits. Here's why.

St. Scholastica was a sixth-century abbess who, according to the Dialogues of Pope Gregory I, used to meet once a year with her brother, St. Benedict. On the last occasion they were together, they spent their time "satisfying each other's hunger for holy conversation about the spiritual life."

We hope that this blog can become a place where the members of our parish can find a taste of the companionship and conversation that Scholastica and Benedict enjoyed so much. Welcome!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Advent Resources

There are a multitude of resources available for deepening your spiritual life during Advent and Christmas.  Here are just a few.

We have a weekly one-sheet handout called “Keeping the Season” that includes a prayer, reflection on the Sunday Scriptures, and shorter reflections for each day of the week.  If you would like to receive it by email, please contact Andy Bechman here.

Matthew Kelly at Dynamic Catholic is once again presenting “Best Advent Ever.”  Visit the website here to learn how to receive daily brief videos via email.

Sacred Advent is a “daily email prayer break,” based on the writings of Sacred Space—the online prayer site of the Irish Jesuits.  It gives you the opportunity to prayerfully read and pray with a Scripture passage each day. Loyola Press offers it on their website here.

There are many reflections and prayers available on the Creighton University Online Ministries “Praying Advent” page here.

May you and yours have a blessed Advent!