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Lord, Please Save Me (us, you, them-all!)

With what’s happened in Charlottesville this weekend (so unbelievable in the sleepy university town where I spent four years as an undergrad) and with our Gospel readings for today (about Peter walking on the water), I dusted off this prayer … Continue reading

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Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

So that’s Latin. Since I (& maybe you) didn’t study Latin, here’s what it means: “To the Greater Glory of God”Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam A noble motto from Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits (literally followers of … Continue reading

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St. Anthony of Padua (and lost rings!)

Today we commemorate Saint Anthony of Padua (1195- 13 June 1231), a Doctor of the Church. Born in Lisbon to Portuguese nobility, he became an Augustinian scholar and priest until a procession of martyrs moved his heart to join the … Continue reading

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Roses in the Rubble

Easter is a few weeks away & Virginia the blogger has been AWOL most of Lent. Not much chance for the post-a-day Lenten gig of previous years, but there’s still time to offer a few bits for reflection. Psalm 27:1&4 … Continue reading

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Jesus, Jesus, Jesus ….

Dashing to the Easter Vigil service – one of my favorites of the whole year (& also the longest, hence this quickie post as last year did not get home until well after midnight!)   As we end our Lenten fasts … Continue reading

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…a prayer… (on loving God)

On this Monday of Holy Week, here’s a poignant prayer from Saint Francis Xavier: O God, I love Thee, I love Thee – Not out of hope of heaven for me Not fearing not to love and  be In the … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick (a prayer of…)

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming (Sunday!!) So, late on this Lenten Friday here’s one of his powerful prayers to reflect upon  (’tis also a good one to consider taking along into our daily prayer closets to get those morning prayers … Continue reading

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