Tag Archives: Jesus

St. Nicholas Day: Gifts with a Purpose

In many countries December 6th is a special day where children receive gifts from Saint Nicholas, a 4th century bishop who is remembered in both Eastern and Western churches. Although not many exact details are known about his life, the … Continue reading

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A Celestial Conundrum

As we wait for Christmas our world seems to get messier & messier. It’s good to remember that Christ first came into a very messy, whacked-out world. On this Advent Saturday, here’s a poem from one of my favorite writers … Continue reading

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Spreading Love Around

As we navigate this first week of Advent, it’s possible that tempers may be fraying amidst the holiday crush. We may not want to play nice with others, especially if our internal grumble meters are going full speed ahead. We … Continue reading

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October 15: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

Once again it’s the feast day of one of my favorite saints affectionately known as Saint Teresa of Jesus. I am a huge groupie of this amazing woman who lived long ago (1515-1582) but who continues 500+ years later to … Continue reading

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PENTECOST POWER: LOVE & CHANGE

Today is the Feast of Pentecost – the birthday of the church – and the day we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and lives. From that first Pentecost in Jerusalem the early church grew into … Continue reading

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#EASTER: HE IS RISEN!!

“He is not here – He is risen!”  (Matthew 28:6) “I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting Him encounter them; I ask all … Continue reading

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HOLY SATURDAY: BETWIXT & BETWEEN HOPE

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13 At the end of Good Friday’s crucifixion Jesus is laid … Continue reading

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The Persevering Patience of Christ

Pondering the Passion of Christ on this Good Friday, Virginia is struck with the persevering patience of Jesus. I picture Jesus walking the first part of the Via Dolorosa, carrying the heavy cross on His bloody back, one slow step … Continue reading

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HOLY THURSDAY LOVE: WASHING SMELLY FEET!

The Easter Triduum begins tonight with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and culminates with the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here are a few thoughts about the extraordinary servant-leader Love of Jesus. Holy Thursday takes us to … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTIES

On this Wednesday of Holy Week, it might be good to reflect how far we have come on our Lenten journey. Consider where we were last year at this time – finding our way in a global pandemic landscape, unable … Continue reading

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