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REMEMBER (a thought for Lent)

Monday, February 15th, 2021 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In my growing up and middle adult years, the message of Lent was clear and unambiguous. As we were marked with the sign of the cross on our foreheads, we were told, “Remember that you are dust and unto dust ...

Hope Springs Eternal

Saturday, November 14th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Our lives, especially the lives of those with Christian faith, are meant to be marked by hope. Hope is a deeply personal virtue and a public one as well, for St. Peter tells us we should always be ready “to ...

I Want to See

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In the New Testament, Jesus encountered a number of blind people. When he asked what he could do for them, their answer was no surprise: “Lord, I want to see!” They wanted to see the world around them, the sky, the clouds, fields, ...

The Colloquial Examen

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was convinced of the value of what is called the Examen, a way of searching one’s day in order to become aware of where God was operating and ask how I could improve my praise, reverence, ...

Commands and Desires

Friday, July 3rd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In third grade religion class, we memorized the Ten Commandments, which contained the “do”s and “don’t”s we were supposed to follow if we wanted to go to Heaven. The “do”s were to worship God alone, honor our parents, keep ...