And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 Dear Friends, This mini-episode is a tiny gift to you from Contemplative at Home, just a brief ten-minute prayer for Christmas Eve... Continue Reading →

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14 NRSV Reading and praying through The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O'Brien recently, I was struck by the concept that "God saves us in the detail of our lives." In today's reflection, the final of our four on Christmas in Ordinary Time, we have time to 'take stock,' to... Continue Reading →


In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. Luke 2:8 Why did God send the angels to these apparently unimportant shepherds? This story is so familiar (you can probably nearly recite it yourself), and it raises so many questions for me. I hope that you will... Continue Reading →


“My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.” Luke 1:48 In this episode we continue our reflection on the profound blessing of saying yes to God, saying yes to the ways in which we are being called out of... Continue Reading →


The angel Gabriel… came to her and said “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.   Luke 1:26, 28, 29 In today’s episode with pray with Mary, and the angel Gabriel’s incredible announcement to her. We observe... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, During the next few weeks, Contemplative at Home will be bringing you four special episodes on the theme Christmas in Ordinary Time. As you know, Christmas is very specifically not ordinary time, it is an extraordinary season of festivity and abundance and celebration! So why the theme Christmas in Ordinary Time? As I’ve continued my... Continue Reading →

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