Category Archives: #Travel

Reaping Joy

I spent the weekend at a friend’s bed and breakfast, savouring the magical moments that came, while trying to make memories with people I care about.  Several years had passed since I had been there and the woman I had … Continue reading

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Remembering the Long Way

My friend from Germany had sent an email earlier this week, telling me that she would hold my family in her heart on Thursday which in the city in which she would be that day would be celebrating the Feast … Continue reading

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Blessed are Those….

Blessed are those who mourn are among the beatitudes in today’s Gospel. I have been busy since returning home and I know many of you are wondering how I am.  Mourning can be a full time job in these first … Continue reading

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Send Forth Your Spirit

This magnificent bird of prey flew over me and let out a cry. I looked up and wondered, Dad, are you gone? As I walked along the beach with the red rocks, I  thought, not yet. Intuitively, I suspected it … Continue reading

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Between Two Goods

We are not in Kansas anymore, Toto, I thought as we soared over the magical, red-soiled landscape and the ocean.  I felt myself relax a bit. The decision to come was not an easy one. Choosing between two goods has … Continue reading

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When Life Sucks

Last spring after I had my Ignatian pilgrimage in Spain, I headed south to Portugal to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Today is the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearance to the three shepherd children.  I still do not … Continue reading

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Obedient to the Point

What is your tipping point for following Christ, for declaring your faith, for laying down your will?  We all have them.  When life’s challenges arise is when those boundaries become clear.  Do we only sing Hosannas when all is well … Continue reading

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