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Single Life as Vocation

When people think of vocations, they usually think of the priesthood, religious life or marriage.  Consecrated lay people may also come to mind.  The stumbling block for most people is single life without the vows. While all these others are … Continue reading

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Imagining the Impossible

I was walking in the woods with dozens of eagles soaring and swooping around me when I noticed this little squirrel.  I am sure he was terrified. Above him in the tree were four eagles.  He had scampered half way … Continue reading

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Let Grace Lead

This day has given me much to ponder, from start to end.  During my morning prayer time, I read the meditation that accompanies the Sunday mass readings. Towards the end of it, these words by Kelly Bourke touched a chord … Continue reading

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Loving Like Jesus

As I did the morning readings, something in the Gospel acclamation in John 13 sent me off on a tangent.  I have been given a new commandment to love one another as Jesus loves me. What exactly does this mean … Continue reading

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Held Fast

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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No Answer At All

I have been thinking about the Gospel yesterday about the Canaanite woman who shouts at Jesus to have mercy on her because her daughter is tormented by a demon.  Mathew 15 says: But he did not answer her at all.  … Continue reading

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The Business of Dying

Death is big business these days.  When my sister died almost 25 years ago, I remember an exchange with the woman at the cemetery.  We were standing outside, she in her black and white fur coat, with a short dyed … Continue reading

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