Author Archives: John Schroeder

About John Schroeder

A spiritual pilgrim...who also happens to be a professional writer...one who enjoys sharing stories of his encounters along the way. Most days, those encounters are occurring in and around my community in Manchester, MO (St. Joseph Parish). For more about my commercial experience, see my Personal Links below. http://www.corpwrite.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/corpwrite https://withusstill.wordpress.com/

Today’s find: Stuck

We transplanted some Resurrection Lilies last week, just in time for Easter.

Suffice it to say, it’s not going well.

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Today’s find: Ardent silence

Unsettling, isn’t it, to recall how “pandemic” took “pan de vida” away from most of us last year…

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Today’s find: Haunted

“It was night,” writes the Evangelist in the gospel passage we hear on Tuesday of Holy Week.

I am haunted by that night.

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Today’s find: Heavens

A fair sky gave good account of its vastness the other evening.

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Today’s find: Solemnity

As Roman Catholics around the world celebrate the great feast of the Annunciation today, I am reminded of the visit we made on pilgrimage to the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth two years ago…

Here’s a link to some reflections and photos I posted at that time:

Today’s find: Holy rubble

And I am moved, also, today…to pray for the Christians who now live in Nazareth, and in all areas of the world where it is difficult to BE a Christian — on a feast day, or any other day of the week.

 

Let us remember that we are in the presence of the Holy & Merciful One.

IHS

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Today’s find: Seeking wellness

The COVID vaccine tends to make beggars of us all – at least in my state of residence, and in my age-bracket.

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Today’s find: Kite-flying

I wasn’t at the end of my rope [or string] the other day. Not even close. This, even though the environment for kite-flying seemed ideal – a brisk steady breeze, punctuated by the occasional muscular gust.

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Today’s find: Unclogging

Patience is a virtue, they say. But apparently NOT when one is waiting for a bathroom sink to drain.

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Today’s find: Jerome

Meditating on the apostles’ mountaintop experience, I keep finding myself being drawn underground – to the writing grotto of St. Jerome in Bethlehem.

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Today’s find: Driven

A couple of times over the past 10 years, I have been “driven out into the desert.”

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