Category Archives: #Saints

What We Do

Most of us know the other Francis–of Assisi.  This is the man from whom the current pope chose his name, despite being a Jesuit.  St. Francis of Xavier was one of the first to join the Society of Jesus in … Continue reading

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A Promise is a Promise

Both Feast days of yesterday and today are about promises of God and how we react to them.  Yesterday, on the Feast of the Holy Family we see Mary and Joseph presenting the Christ-child at the temple.  Simeon and Anna … Continue reading

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Ungrateful Hearts

My friends to the south are celebrating Thanksgiving today.  I have been thinking about praise and thanks lately.  I have been missing in action on this page for just over a week now.  With everything else I am sorting, through … Continue reading

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Nunc Dimitis

I have interesting conversations with my social worker.  I never quite know where they will go.  When I started seeing him after being diagnosed with cancer,  I came prepared with topics.  Now we tend to free flow a bit more, … Continue reading

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Jonah’s Pity Party

Jonah’s grumpy attitude is resonating with me today.  I am not as far gone as he was, sitting outside the city of Nineveh , angry, displeased and ready to die.  I am starting to feel some side effects from these … Continue reading

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Sadness of the Heart

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, … Continue reading

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Great Courage

The word of the day was courage.  Twenty-five years ago my sister passed away suddenly of meningitis.  She died less than 24 hours after diagnosis. This is also the Feast Day of the North American Jesuit martyrs and their two … Continue reading

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