Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dropping the Ball

The ball will drop in New York City, friends and loved ones will toast the New Year in homes and party places all over the world, and others will quietly write another page in a journal. However you spend these … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Family Blessings?

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family, pre-empting the usual feast, the Holy Innocents. I always am a bit apprehensive on this feast day as it seems the Catholic Church rarely remembers the variety of families that exist…or do … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Brilliance

One of the things that I love about Christmas is the unexpected surprises that spring up. Today is Boxing Day here in Canada and folks lined up in the middle of the night…but not to look at a star to … Continue reading

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Merry Mary?

Ah, Mary, what did you feel that very first Christmas, the Babe quietly sleeping in your arms? You knew not what was really unfolding. You must have been so tired from the long journey to Bethlehem on a donkey, ready … Continue reading

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Love Up Close

In the Incarnation contemplation of the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, the director may hope that the retreatant picks up or is given the Baby Jesus to hold. This is a personal and up close moment if it happens. … Continue reading

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Love Conquers All

Ignatian Spirituality does not separate the cross from the cradle very much. Love came down with a purpose and and end in mind. Arriving clothed in human skin, God was destined to conquer all on the cross. This Christmas as … Continue reading

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