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School of Holiness

School of Holiness

Starting a brand-new school year with a new class of students is similar to opening a gift. It is exciting…

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The Tragedy of Sin — Part 1

The Tragedy of Sin — Part 1

In last month’s reflection, we explored the state of our first parents at the beginning of time, which was marked…

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God’s Blessings: Am I Open to Receive?

God’s Blessings: Am I Open to Receive?

A month or so ago, I was sitting outside and looking at the beauty of creation. It was a cool…

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Interview with our New Executive Director, Courtney Brown

Interview with our New Executive Director, Courtney Brown

You’re new to the current staff but not new to Ruah Woods, correct?  Yes, to both of those statements! My…

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The Four Harmonies

The Four Harmonies

Up to this point, our reflections have focused on God’s original plan for humanity as manifest in the state and…

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Answering the Lord’s Call to Ruah Woods Institute

Answering the Lord’s Call to Ruah Woods Institute

“Charlene, I feel like I just went on a personal retreat.” I told a close friend on the phone as I…

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Servant Heart of an Educator

Servant Heart of an Educator

Those of us in Catholic education as an administrator, teacher, catechist, or in any other capacity, are participating in this…

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An Integral Vision of Man

An Integral Vision of Man

For many months now, we have been exploring Pope St. John Paul II’s reflections on “original man” (i.e., man and…

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Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

God wants to be invited to make His home in us. God wants to dwell in us, to be in…

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Gift, Self-gift, and the Meaning of Life — Part 3:  The Spousal Meaning of the Body

Gift, Self-gift, and the Meaning of Life — Part 3:  The Spousal Meaning of the Body

We saw in previous reflections that all of creation is a gift held in being at every moment by God,…

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