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Leaving Everything

Tonight I went back to mass after a couple of months of being absent, minus Christmas Eve, due to health issues.  I had looked over the readings before going and thought that there might be a good message for me.  … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Humanity

During the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, retreatants spend some time contemplating on the birth of Jesus.  Directors often encourage them to pick the Divine Infant and hold the new-born King.  Often it is Mary who gently offers the Child. … 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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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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Revisioning Our Stories

For most of my growing up years I thought I was an ugly duckling.  I hated my curly hair which stylists seemed confused by, my mom dressed me funny, and I, quite honestly, preferred my brother’s hand me downs because … 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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Grief Erupts

The one thing I know about grief is you never know when the tsunami will wash over you, making it hard to breathe and find solid ground. There can be these serene, still waters around you and then bam! An … Continue reading

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