If you’re a listener to the SonRise Morning Show on EWTN Radio, you’ll likely recognize the name of this Soup & Stories contributor, Rita Heikenfeld. Her weekly Bible Foods segments with Matt Swaim always enlighten. Rita shares her recipe for 30-minute spicy vegetable soup and throws in a bonus recipe for easy cheesy garlic bread.
Today’s Soup & Stories entry is from our dear friend Kara Storey who provided the inspiration for the series. Kara walks down memory lane and recalls the time she brought her husband-to-be home for the first time when dinner with her parents didn’t go exactly as planned. Kara also shares her recipe for Taco Soup.
C is for Confession; we’re talking hers and his experiences. What’s the difference? Nothing that really matters. We both went, confessed, and were forgiven. We both received the graces given through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. While our experiences were wildly different, at the end of the day, they are the same. We examined our consciences, made good confessions, and received absolution from our sins. We were washed clean by a shower of grace by God’s mercy.
“I Failed Lent!” is an appropriate and accurate assessment of how I feel about my 2013 Lenten spiritual journey. I’m not sure how it all happened other than to simply say Joel and I are dealing with some stuff … scratch that … I am dealing with some stuff that in reality won’t bother me one bit as I lay dying. Yet I let that stuff consume my time and emotional energy for the past six weeks. I allowed the insignificant to truly get in the way of a much-needed cleansing this Lent.
What do Julie and I talk about this week on Catholic Women Now? We highlight some terrific Holy Week activities, and we unveil a really (really!) cool way to get you, our listeners, engaged in the show. Check it out — we’re Catholic Women Now, heard only on Iowa Catholic Radio; streaming online, too.
While reflecting on today’s Mass readings, a day we celebrate the Transfiguration, I am moved by words written by the Holy Father.
“The Transfiguration is a prayer event; it displays visibly what happens when Jesus talks with his Father: the profound interpenetration of his being with God, which then becomes pure light. In his oneness with the Father, Jesus is himself “light from light.” The reality that he is in the deepest core of his being, which Peter tried to express in his confession—that reality becomes perceptible to the senses at this moment: Jesus being in the light of God, his own being-light as Son.” From Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI.