Tag Archives: #FeastDays

Out of Sync

  This morning at mass we sang Christmas carols because it was the Feast of St. John the Baptist. I smiled.  Apparently the 11-year-old prayer warrior who died recently loved Christmas so singing O Come O Come Emmanuel as a … 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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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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Carry Out Your Ministry

Today and tomorrow have the readings from the Gospel of John about the Good Shepherd.  This feast day is always a bittersweet day for me because it is the day my former pastor died.  A friend called me to let … Continue reading

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Rest for a Time

The feast of St. Jerome Emiliani was today. I had no idea who that was so I had to consult the biography at the back of the missal.  He was the founder of the Somascan Fathers and Brothers, commonly known … Continue reading

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The Child Grew Strong

Today is the Presentation of the Lord in the temple. The reading ends with The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of the God was upon him. I have been thinking about the children of … 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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