Monthly Archives: March 2015

Road Home

I saw the children’s film, Home, today, with my goddaughter and her family. Perhaps because we are in Holy Week, I made a connection to the Passion and of giving up our lives for those we love. The film is … Continue reading

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Compassionate Actions

What is the most compassionate act that you have done? What has been the most beautiful act of compassion done to you? We enter Holy Week and are in wait mode. Now is the acceptable time to ponder deep questions … Continue reading

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For Others

The Lord needs a colt this Palm Sunday, and equally as important he needs someone to do him the favour of going to get one. St. Ignatius believed that humble service was essential. Our lives must be for others, for … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Our Lives

Last week I was at a funeral for a 98-year-old friend. Today was another funeral for a friend’s 90-year-old father who played piano for events planned by a committee I served on for many years. That committee really was one … Continue reading

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Communal Blessings

Last night two dozen friends gathered in the small chapel of my church to participate in the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. I had selected the readings for it based on my desire to make this illness a … Continue reading

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May It Be Done

When was the last time you were visited by an angel? What was your initial reaction? Did the encounter require an action? Today is the Solemnity of the Annuciation, the event celebrating Gabriel’s visit to Mary who tells her she … Continue reading

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Beauty Observed

The first reading today is not well known but a favourite of mine. I jokingly say it is from the book of Susanna, but it is from the Apocrypha, Daniel 13. The story is really about Susanne’s steadfast love for … Continue reading

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