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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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Grace to the Humble

A person living fully until they die might look a bit like a duck–calm and serene as they float along in the water but paddling like crazy when no one can see. My mind races quite a bit, trying to … Continue reading

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Light Breaking Forth

Today’s First Reading from Isaiah 58 holds stunning images. As I continue to process the trip to the Dominican I read these words with new eyes: loose the bonds of injustice, undo the thong of the yoke, let the oppressed … Continue reading

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Shine the Light

I spent a good chunk of time praying in Assisi before this cross.  We have a replica in the chapel of my parish.  I quietly slipped into that prayer space today after mass and let myself be transported in time, … Continue reading

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Countdown!

Many people have wanted to boot 2016 out the door faster than a blink of an eye. The year has been painful for lots of us. Bring on 2017, the cry rises. I must confess that as each calendar page … Continue reading

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Hard Pressed

The First Reading today is a hard one to hear and comprehend and yet I am exactly there–hard pressed, as Paul says in Philippians 1: For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live … Continue reading

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Pax et Bonum

Peace and goodness be with you! The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi makes my heart sing. The pilgrimage I took in 2014 marked me.  The pieces of the puzzle began to fall further into place during the journey … Continue reading

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