Monthly Archives: October 2016

Merciful to All

The Book of Wisdom is a beautiful book and the First Reading is poetic, describing how God loves all things that exist and with mercy forgives all our shortcomings.  The Creator loves all creation.We see this in the Gospel of … Continue reading

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Hard Pressed

The First Reading today is a hard one to hear and comprehend and yet I am exactly there–hard pressed, as Paul says in Philippians 1: For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live … Continue reading

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Granola Girl

  I am not a particularly luxurious person.  I have always thought of myself as having a simple lifestyle. I have not spent a ton of money on possessions; my focus has been on experience and adventures.  I still have … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

I am laying in my bed in my new home – a wonderful two-bedroom apartment that will allow me to have visitors for tea and even for overnight.  The view is spectacular. I am on the eighth floor, overlooking the … Continue reading

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God’s Fingerprints

As I prepare to move, I am trying to declutter first.  No one warned me how emotional it might be to walk down Memory Lane. I stumbled across a box of items from a variety of eras:  class photos from … Continue reading

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Widow Youville

Sundays Feast Days are skipped but today is a special one for our family. Marguerite d’Youville is the first Canadian-born saint and foundress of the Grey Nuns of Montreal.  My aunt has followed in her footsteps, eventually leading the Western … Continue reading

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Time to Meet One Another

When I was in Spain, I tried to figure out how I might go to Avila so that I could visit the birthplace of St. Teresa.  Alas, I could not bring myself to fit one more thing into a very tight … Continue reading

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