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Times of Doubt

Doubting Thomas Feast Day today brings up many questions about poor Thomas who is struggling with his grief.  We have so many questions about grief, God, and goodness. When a death occurs that seems unfair, we can doubt what we … Continue reading

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Eagle’s Wings Needed

I crumbled emotionally today at the hospital.  I could have predicted it as a number of heart-wrenching conversations with my father have taken place in these weeks.  I am tired and fragile. My feelings are running the gamut of anger, … Continue reading

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Faithful to the Lord

Ah, Lydia, dealer of purple cloth, you desired to be judged faithful to God.  We share two loves obviously–God and the colour purple.  I love that the colour purple has so much personality and a variety of hues to it.  … Continue reading

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Accounting for Hope

Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you, is the second line from the Second Reading today. I had read it earlier in the day and … Continue reading

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Walking Through Hard

The medical student was being thorough, trying to leave no stone unturned.  At the end of her preparation for rounds, she looked at my sister and I and said two words: I’m sorry.  This was the first time a doctor … 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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Dear Health Team

Dear Health Team, We see you as we sit with our sick family members.  We understand in part some of the stress you are under.  We hear the codes–blue, yellow– and other urgent announcements constantly over the loudspeaker.  We notice … Continue reading

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