Peg Ekerdt is a writer, spiritual director and retreat facilitator. She has served as a parish pastoral associate for over 30 years, working in  the areas of pastoral care, bereavement, marriage preparation, liturgy, adult formation and religious education.  She has written for Celebration, National Catholic Reporter, Abbey Press Care Notes, Liturgy Training Publications and as a scripture columnist for the diocesan paper. She continues to write for Take Five and Prepare the Word.

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Come, Holy Spirit

Daily Easter Reflections: For the Divine Presence is beside us and within us (John 14:15-21) empowering us to do what is right, to admit our need of assistance, to find our way in the midst of complexity.

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We are an Easter people

Daily Easter Reflections: For many years I kept a note card on my refrigerator that proclaimed the message: "We are an Easter people." I was sent the note from a parishioner, a mother of 13 and grandmother of more, who was living with advanced-stage breast cancer at the time the card was written.

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Mystagogia in the parish

Daily Easter Reflections: "To the tombs I went to mourn the hope I thought was gone. Here among you I awoke to unexpected dawn."

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Deepening our faith in the midst of daily life

Daily Lenten Reflections: March is the time of year when we take stock, make amends and resolve to do better as we immerse ourselves in the spiritual disciplines of Lent.