Tag Archives: Jesus

#ADVENT: Watching, Waiting, Welcoming

And so it begins…Today is the First Sunday of Advent. This morning our senior pastor Msgr. Joe laid out a litany of 2020 woes (a long list!) Global pandemics, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, conflict, and strife – the world as we … Continue reading

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(a little more) CIVILITY, PLEASE!

As we head into evening on Election Day in the USA, Virginia (the person) thinks it might be a good idea to contemplate CIVILITY. Here are relevant excerpts from a blog she posted during the last presidential election in 2016. … Continue reading

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25 October: PAPA! PAPA! PAPA!

Today is my papa’s birthday. This would have been a big one to celebrate: 90 years. How I miss him, especially today. The fact that he was 83 when he passed is no small miracle. As a quadriplegic for over … Continue reading

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15 October: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

Once again it is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Teresa of Ávila, affectionately known as Saint Teresa of Jesus. I am a huge groupie of this amazing woman who lived a long time ago (1515-1582), but … Continue reading

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05 September: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Today we celebrate the life of Mother Teresa, now Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She has always been one of my heroes. This picture of Mother Teresa, gifted and painted by a family friend, hangs on the wall by my desk. … Continue reading

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Amy Carmichael: (Faithful) Overflowing Shells

As shared here previously (…Immortal Flowers…) my precious Mama was a huge groupie of Amy Carmichael, an Irish author and activist who established a ministry in India to rescue young girls from sex trafficking and provide a safe sanctuary for … Continue reading

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A (Powerful) Prayer for Our Times

Today is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-31 July 1556.) As previously posted here (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)  Virginia is a groupie of Saint Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. As we celebrate his life and Jesuits … Continue reading

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Trees! Trees! Trees! Trees!

On this hot and steamy day in Virginia (the state), Virginia (the person) is contemplating the calm beauty of trees – and their cool shade! As a tree groupie of the highest order, Virginia has been inspired by the grandeur … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Pentecost (& every day!)

On this Pentecost Sunday may the Holy Spirit fill us with unifying Love and Peace – the powerful peace of Jesus Christ that transcends all understanding. “Breathe in me Spirit of God, that I may think what is Holy. Drive … Continue reading

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Cloudy Day Courage

“At once Jesus reached out his hand and caught him, saying, “You of little faith! What made you lose your nerve like that?” (Matthew 14:31) “O daughter of little faith, I also repeat with the divine Master, why are you … Continue reading

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