Monthly Archives: August 2014

Peter’s Faith

One of the amazing things about the pilgrimage I took this summer was walking in the footsteps of those saints who had gone before me. Reading today’s Gospel transports me back to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This Peter who … Continue reading

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Hidden Talents

    In today’s Gospel, we see a man generously handing out talents to his slaves. He gives, we are told, to each according to the ability of the slave. He does not give more or less, but bestows perfectly … Continue reading

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Dreaded Desires

Today is the Passion of Saint John the Baptist and the Gospel story unfolds as Herod’s desires get the best of him and before he knows it, he is completely undone by his word. The daughter or Herodias dances and … Continue reading

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No Gossiping

One of the disappointing factors on this recent vacation of mine was not to see and listen to this current pope. In yesterday’s message to the crowds, he asked people not to gossip within the church. Sometimes when we get … Continue reading

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Locked in Time

  Several places I went to in Europe tourists had put locks on landmarks to memorialize their visits. Is there a piece of us that longs to be here once we are gone? My uncle and so many others who … Continue reading

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Who Do You Say?

In yesterday’s Gospel, Jesus asks his beloved friends who they say He is. Peter responds with “You are the Christ.” Who we are to one another varies.  Some days we can recognize the Christ in those around us; other days … Continue reading

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Endings

Endings are never easy. Even when you think you are somewhat prepared, reality still crashes in. I was in a deep sleep, still recovering from sleep deprivation and jet lag, when my mom called to let me know her brother … Continue reading

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