This devotional is uniquely Catholic in that the meditation is based on the daily readings for the Mass, called the Lectionary. But you don't have to be Catholic to find a home here! Click on 'Today's reading' for the lectionary link to read the bible readings, then click the back button and spend a few minutes with the meditation. Relax! This is your time, well deserved, much needed, and holy. Let all the things you "should be doing" melt away and bask in the presence of your God who loves you!

Before we begin, let us pray,

Father, you created me and put me on earth for a purpose. Jesus, you died for me and called me to complete your work. Holy Spirit, you help me to carry out the work for which I was created and called. In your presence and name - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - I begin my meditation.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Lectionary: 453
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Pacifico of San Severino

I gained an incredible peace in my vocation as a mother when I realized that there are seasons in my journey. If your season is the infant and toddler period, realize it really won't last forever. Relax and enjoy things and know that the dreams you have for yourself will come to pass when the time is right. If you are in the teen season of motherhood, know too that this is a season. While they are trying to break free from you, know that this is the last time your children may really depend on you. If you are like me and have all-season motherhood, realize that God "has made everything appropriate to its time" and you are just where he wants you to be!
One more thing: "There is an appointed time for everything."What season are you in right now? How much time do you spend wishing it away? How will you savor this season of life?
Prayer: Father in Heaven, thank you for providing me with this season in life. Help me to realize I am exactly where you want me to be right now. Help me to live in the present, radiant with peace, so that I may fully learn the lessons of this time in my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Pacifico, pray for me.


  1. CM: I love the season I'm in...nearing retirement (early retirement)with a married son (2 years) and the daughter I never had whom I love. God chose her specially for our family. I'm content and waiting for grandchildren who I have every intention of spoiling and raising up as good and Godly children. My son goes to Mass each Sunday and is a fine man..what more can a mother want (besides being handsome and healthy,which he is LOL)? Thank you for reminding me how blessed I am. It takes a small post like yours to make a big difference in someone's day. And yes, all the craziness of wee-ones and teens pass, sort of like labor's all worth it. God Bless. Love ya. N

  2. Thanks N! The greatest encouragement for a mom always comes from another mom who has passed through the season you are in. The wisdom shared helps keep the strains of today in perspective. Thanks for sharing yours!