The Easter Orchids Rise

Mission Blog: Easter Orchid Series Naples, Florida.  Down here in our Florida Corona-decampment/winter place, I’ve been waiting all the long and prolonged winter season for Evelyn’s orchids to bloom.  She’s a master gardener, but when we got back here in early winter from many months away, I declared them “dead”.  “They’re not dead Steve,” she countered confidently.  “I will

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Holy Saturday Challenge: “A Trifecta”

Mission in the Cloud.  Today we challenge you with a “Trifecta”.  After, this is the last day of Holy Week! Challenge 1:  Spend some time in prayer reflecting on all you’ve learned about yourself over this week. On the streets of SoHo, the missionaries like to call Holy Saturday “Last Chance Saturday.”  That may sound a

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Asleep at the Wheel

“When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep.  He said to Peter, ‘So you not keep watch with me for one hour?’”  Mt 26: 40 Mission in the Cloud.  Last night, Evelyn and I did our evening reflection on Matthew 26:36-46, the homework assignment of Fr. Mark Haydu at the 6:00 FB Mass that was part

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All In

“I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.”  Timothy 4:7 Mission in the Cloud, Prayer Room, Naples.  Midnight.  Balmy evening, very humid for this time of year, even for Naples.  The prayer room is dead silent, the fountain outside has gone quiet.  In the sky, suddenly—and a little mysteriously –an orange orb emerges as an unseen cloud floats

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

“Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified?  Do you not yet have faith?”  Mark 4:40 Mission in the Cloud, Morning Prayer Room.  This morning, as I prayed about the coming Triduum, with my “Be Not Afraid” flag beneath the cross, I found myself falling back again on this whole Light and Darkness thing.  Also banging around in my

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Gratitude as the Vaccine Against Quarantine-Virus

Daily Challenge: Call or email your nearby neighbors and ask the to join you at sunset to do a rosary on their front porches together with you to mark the beginning of the Triduum tomorrow. Holy Wednesday Mediation First, watch Lauren’s talk here: NYC Virtual Holy Week Youth Mission Gratitude What is my main symptom

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Into the Darkness

“After he took the morsel, Satan entered into him…. And he left at once. It was night.” John 13: 27 Mission in the Cloud. Last night after I got “home from work” around 6:30, the missionary normally in the back of the church at this time of year, and the other missionary, went for a

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