3 stories to inspire you while you’re stuck at home

As the COVID-19 outbreak has confined many of us to our homes, we may need to find new ways to practice our faith on a smaller scale. Here are three stories of local Catholics from the Northwest Catholic archives to provide some inspiration.

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Open your heart to God's infinite mercy

The Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday. Pope John Paul II instituted this feast in 2000 based on the private revelations received in the 1930s by a humble Polish nun, St. Faustina Kowalska. In her diary, Faustina recorded Jesus telling her, “I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy.” Jesus also gave her the chaplet of Divine Mercy, promising, “Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death.” You can pray the chaplet on ordinary rosary beads.

Soñar despierto con Dios

A veces me gusta sentarme y soñar despierta con Dios. Puedo estar debajo de un árbol en un parque, mirando las sombras entre las hojas, o en mi oficina, escuchando la lluvia golpear contra mi ventana, o incluso al volante de mi coche en un estacionamiento, rodeada de gente cargando sus vehículos con compras del supermercado.

Daydreaming about God

Sometimes I like to sit and daydream about God. I might be under a tree at a park, watching the shadows shift through the leaves, or in my office, listening to rain splatter against my windows, or even behind the wheel of my car in a parking lot, with people loading their groceries in cars beside mine.

Sé fuerte, espera en el Señor

He escrito esta columna el mismo día en que tomé la decisión, sin precedentes, de restringir la celebración pública de la Eucaristía en la Arquidiócesis de Seattle. Es más que posible que, al leer este artículo, estemos todavía viviendo esta realidad y el avance de la amenaza a la salud por el COVID-19.

Be stouthearted — wait for the Lord

This column is written on the same day I made the unprecedented decision to restrict the public celebration of the Eucharist for the Archdiocese of Seattle. More than likely at the time of this reading, we are still living with this new reality, and the advance of this COVID-19 health threat.

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