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Tidings of Comfort

On this Advent Monday, here are tidings of comfort for our hearts and minds. “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday: JOY! jOY! JOY! jOY!

On this special ‘Gaudete Sunday’ of Advent we are called to ‘Rejoice!’ as we continue waiting for Christmas to come. All during the holidays we sing about joy, we look for joy, we try to be joyful. Sometimes we confuse … Continue reading

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YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS

On this Advent Saturday blogger Virginia wants to share a little Christmas cheer she encountered yesterday whilst reading a collection of holiday stories. Over the years (for obvious reasons) she has treasured this particular editorial written by veteran editor Francis … Continue reading

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Advent: (14 December) Saint John of the Cross

“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.” Saint John of the Cross Today we remember this great 16th century Spanish saint (1541-1591) well known for documenting his ‘Dark Night of the Soul.”  Misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned – Saint John of … Continue reading

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Snapshot & Whatnot: Advent (alien-ish) Surprises

Today here’s a snapshot my iPhone captured of goings-on in one of my brother’s fish tanks: Mr. Loach Fish making friendly with Mr. Alien (in a welcoming way.) “Courage is found in unlikely places.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien If we can … Continue reading

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MARY: WIRED WITH GRACE

Today (12 December) is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Way back in the 16th century, native peasant Juan Diego encountered a vision of Mary on a hill near his village in Mexico. Our Lady was dressed in native … Continue reading

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Human Rights! Human Rights!

Yesterday (10 December) the world paused to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Back in 1948 a war weary world gathered to establish a globally defining document that “proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is … Continue reading

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