Author Archives: Donna Garrett

About Donna Garrett

Donna Garret -- Married 25 years, mother of 4, Registered Nurse, graduate of the Denver Biblical School and a longtime member of the Regnum Christi Family. Currently serving the Heartland as LCA, a member of the Regnum Christi Territorial Council and teaching Scripture Studies at St Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha.

American Leprosy

Americans are asking this day how is that we have come to this place in our history where we are choosing between people who demonstrate narcissistic behavior and are proven public liars, both of whom are banking on the voters … Continue reading

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Charism: Weather-beaten Yet Beautiful

This past month Pope Francis spoke at the 5th General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers. He said, “You know that a charism is not a museum piece, which remains intact in a showcase, to be contemplated and nothing more. Fidelity, … Continue reading

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The Hidden Gifts of Haiti

This would be the summation of my first week here. Surrender is a key virtue demanded of a missionary here. Rarely do things unfold the way one plans but God in His infinite goodness always takes note of a heart … Continue reading

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Finest Wine and Freshest Bread

My parish pastor recently reminded me one day during the Sacrament of Reconciliation the humbling reality that Jesus chose the basic elements of bread and wine to bless…draw us to…sanctify us through… I found myself pondering the reality that if … Continue reading

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The Gaze of the Beloved

“I thank you my God for watching over my sleep like the fondest of mothers” As I reflect on these words of our morning offering to the trinity, my mind contemplates the image of my Lord watching over my sleep … Continue reading

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Touching Jesus

“Who Touched Me?” Jesus asked. Every day we go through our daily lives coming in physical contact with dozens of people. Most are just strangers taking up space we must maneuver through or around to get to where we are … Continue reading

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Bowed But Not Broken

I met our Lord this morning in our regular meeting place for prayer. As I gazed outside my thoughts turned to the resiliency of the human spirit. Sometimes the responsibilities we carry, coupled with the sufferings we are called to … Continue reading

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The Gate

Donna Garrett shares a reflection upon returning from her most recent mission trip to Haiti… I awoke to that familiar pull on my heart to get up and go because He was waiting for our encounter. I climbed to the … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Table

After 30 years of quiet anticipation, I found myself in possession of my grandmother’s dining room table. My grandfather passed away some 30 years ago and within six months my beloved grandma came to live with my parents. I was … Continue reading

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Haiti is my Road to Emmaus

“Stay with us Lord” This is the desire of every heart that encounters Christ in a deep and personal way and never wishes to be separated from Him. Just as the disciples’’ heats burned within them as Jesus revealed himself … Continue reading

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