Author Archive: Deacon Tom Frankenfield
Deacon Tom Frankenfield is a Permanent Deacon from the Archdiocese of Omaha who is currently serving the people of Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha.
He is a Spiritual Director, Retreat Master and noted speaker. For fun, he is a storyteller, potter, puppeteer, guitarist and poet. Deacon Tom is married and has three grown children and three amazing grandchildren.
Throughout this year, our readers have gifted us with feedback to our reflections and stories. Our awe-inspiring readers regularly shared their deep convictions that our God is not a character in a book or a historical figure from ancient days. Our God is alive in our midst and acting in our lives on a daily […]
Our Journey As we finish our Advent journey, we are challenged to take a final look deep in our lives. Our goal is to make a home for the Christ Child. For these past weeks, I focused on the first three of four different ways of looking at our lives. For these Advent weeks, we’ve […]
Our Journey We start week 3 of our Advent journey with “Gaudete Sunday.” Gaudete is Latin for “rejoice,” and in the Latin text of the Mass for the third Sunday of Advent, it’s the very first word. It says, “Rejoice in the Lord.” For these Advent weeks, we’ve been focusing on four different ways of […]
Our Journey As we continue our Advent journey, we are challenged to look deeper at our lives to make a home for Christ Jesus. For the next weeks, I want to be focus on four different ways of looking at our lives. To look out To look down To look up To look in This […]
Our Journey This week we begin our preparation for the coming of Christ in our hearts on Christmas and hopefully a new beginning for the rest of our life. The Year B Gospels call us to look at our lives to make way for Christ Jesus. With each Gospel posing a different challenge. For the next […]
A Story Once there was a young girl named Jenna, who dreamed about walking in a beautiful enchanted city. Everywhere Jenna went in this city, she saw thousands of breathtaking sites. The main road through the city was truly the pathway to joy. The side roads were the ways to failure. The path to joy […]
Tempus Annum As Roman Catholics, we are now journeying together in the phase of Liturgical Season called “Tempus Annum,” or “Ordinary Time.” Ordinary Time fills the majority of weeks of the year not specifically focused on the two major portions of Christ’s life. The Advent-Christmas season specifically remembers the Incarnation of Christ. During the Lenten/Easter […]
Our Journey First of all, I am very privileged to be given this opportunity to share some reflections with the readers of The Integrated Catholic Life. I have been impressed with the quality of the site and I hope to make a positive contribution. In the upcoming weeks and months, I will present spirituality topics relating […]