Monthly Archives: January 2017

In the Midst of a People

The First Reading today is from Zephaniah 2 and 3:  For I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lonely.    This past week I have been standing in the midst of these people. The experience … Continue reading

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Do Now What You Wish

Tomorrow will be the last official day of the missions trip. This morning I worked  at the medical clinic at a school  located five minutes away from our resort. In about four hours we saw 150 students and staff. We … Continue reading

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Takes a Village

We like to think that we have it better than developing countries. We have a lot to learn from them. I have watched this week as the community in the tiny village goes about its day. I have seen the … Continue reading

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Relationships

  This little girl stole my heart yesterday afternoon. Her dad is in charge of making sure that this house gets built properly for one of the other community members, a hard-working woman whose energy amazes me.  This young one … Continue reading

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Shine the Light

I spent a good chunk of time praying in Assisi before this cross.  We have a replica in the chapel of my parish.  I quietly slipped into that prayer space today after mass and let myself be transported in time, … Continue reading

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Withered Hands and Hearts

Today’s Gospel had me questioning if it was worse to have a withered hand or a withered heart. Lately, I have wondered if some of our hearts have lost the way.  I feel great sadness when I see the Negative … Continue reading

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Time Flies

A friend sent me these words of encouragement last week written by John O’Donahue from his poem, BENNACHT (BLESSING): May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean … Continue reading

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