How does God’s Garden Grow?

This is a response to some concerns posed about my previous post, I Asked for This Suffering.  My friend said that he was wondering about my implying that God would be proud of Adam and Eve for eating of the tree.  He added that "it would seem too much like "an evil game or ploy" …

I asked for this suffering

A dear friend sent me a message this morning, "Oh, Catherine! You are amazing to keep on going. It is such a mystery why the suffering isn't shared around more evenly. You inspire me." Bless her. This is what I have come to understand, and my belief is supported by my experience... and more so …

The Blue Vial

There once was a boy who received a present from an old man he had helped; it was a beautiful wooden box containing a crystal vial of bright blue liquid.  He was proud of this gift yet each time he showed it to someone, the vial would have slightly less blue liquid.  Eventually, even the …

Divine Mercy

To have one's heart broken and to chose to continue to love anyway, opens one's heart to Divine Mercy, and possibly the transmission of that mercy to others.  This is the Sacrament of Tears, as I understand it.