Feasts, holy days, holidays

Thank you, Veterans! A tribute to Fr Emil Kapaun, Military Chaplain

I have this memory of helping my Mom packing goodies to ship to Vietnam where her younger brother was serving in the Army Infantry. In all I had four uncles who were in the military. Two were her younger brothers, and two were my father’s older brothers who were in the Navy. Today, I know…

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Splinter from the Cross – this little poem never ceases to inspire me

Splinter from the Cross  Little headaches, little heartaches Little griefs of every day. Little trials and vexations, How they throng around our way! One great cross, immense and heavy, so it seems to our weak will, Might be borne with resignation, But these many small ones kill. Yet all life is formed of small things,…

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The F.U.N. Quotient… this one’s for the Mom’s

And if you’ve raised toddler’s, this one’s for you. Hope you smile!   Finally, here’s a cheerful soundtrack for your day!

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Happy Divine Mercy Sunday! Love and mercy has taken form and has a name: Jesus Christ!

[W]e live in a time of deep worldly skepticism about any “bigger plan” or higher meaning to human experience. For many people, the human person is little more than an accident of evolution; carbon atoms with an attitude. In other words, for many people we have no higher purpose than whatever meaning we create for…

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I love thee, St Patrick, don’cha know!

‘Tis true! I’m named for himself! St Patrick, pray for me and guide me! St Patrick archives: 2014, 2013

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What is Lent? Part of a great video series at CRS…

There’s a bunch of videos over at CRS. Consider making Operation Rice Bowl part of your Lenten Observance.  

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On keeping a good Lent: 10 Helpful Reading & Resource Links:

“God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us.” – Pope Francis 1. Read Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2015. (The quote above comes from it.) 2. Sign up for Fr Robert Barron’s daily Lenten Reflections. 3. Book Review by Barb Szyszkiewicz: 40 Days, 40 Ways, A New Look at…

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Mary, what wonder woman you are!

  Happy New Year and Happy Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary! When I give retreats to women, based on my book, I love to talk about Mary as our Wonder Woman. She really is! To hear a recent talk, go here. For more posts about Mary, go here.  ::: My favorite Christmas hymn is…

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Sheer Grace: A Savior Who Enters Our Dust So That He May Be Our Glory

A few of my close friends know that I am immersed in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and much of my recent meditation and reflection has been around the my own need for God, and my need for a savior. The word that keeps coming up for me  is what God said to Adam…

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