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Memorial Day thoughts….and a poem of sorts

A memorial celebration has a dichotomy of sadness and pride; loss and growth, fulfillment and emptiness.  To call it a celebration, well yes it is, but not a truly happy one.  My mind drifts to that picture of the young … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday 2012 – How Are You Going to Die to Self?

Today is Holy Saturday: The last day of the Lenten marathon in our effort to go deeper in our faith,  grow stronger in our spirituality, and to get closer to God.  Christ’s passion is upon us.   On Holy Saturday, Jesus … Continue reading

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It’s the season of Lent: Are you tending the garden?

During Lent, something is happening that most garden-variety Catholics wouldn’t even have on their radar-screen. A small budding seed that grew somewhere quietly is being fed, nurtured, and mentored right in their own backyard. As with most Catholics attending Mass … Continue reading

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Behold

  In a far distant time, In a story so well known throughout the lands, We hear once again about an angel Who visits a young girl to announce God’s plans. We hear about the angel’s proclamation, “Behold…”  and her response, … Continue reading

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Book REVIEW: Theology of the Body for Teens, Middle School bundle

In eight chapters, this little ditty teaches the next generation of adults more about themselves than any reality TV show can destroy. The more I learn about Bl. John Paul II’s extensive work of Theology of the Body, the more … Continue reading

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So the Cover of the book looks good? Take a look inside!

Every once in a while I get a book that I don’t like. Recently I was invited to read and host a book review for a cyber book tour. After reading this book just over half way, I knew it had … Continue reading

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Pope’s Prayer for 60th Anniversary

“Thank You For the Grace of the Priestly Ministry” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 29, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the prayer Benedict XVI wrote for the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination, which he celebrated today.* * *Lord,We thank … Continue reading

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God’s Pencils

“I am nothing.  He is everything. I do nothing on my own.  He does it.  That is what I am:  God’s pencil…  However imperfect instruments we may be, He writes beautifully.” ~Mother Teresa Ever since I can remember, thinking was … Continue reading

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