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#Holy Week: costly (& fragrant) worship

 “Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.”  (John 12:3) When we … Continue reading

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#LENT: BEING IN GOD (& GOD IN ME)

On this Lenten Saturday, here’s a short quote to contemplate… “In God is my being, my me, my strength, my beattitude, my good, and my delight.”  Saint Catherine of Genoa grace, peace & God’s delight (& ours) Virginia : )

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#LENT: God’s (blessing of) Tenderness

Yesterday I shared about how at the end of an 8-day silent retreat, Sister Maria asked me to pick a blessing on a folded slip of paper out of a bowl. After praying that blessing (for Holy Hilarity) Sister Maria … Continue reading

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#LENT: Holy Hilarity & (healing) Laughter

At the end of an 8-day silent retreat awhile back Sister Maria asked me to pick a blessing from a bunch of folded papers in a bowl. Putting my hand in, out came this blessing, much to my amused spirit. … Continue reading

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#LENT: (atrophied) joy vs. (every day) joy

 “From somber, serious, sullen saints, save us, O Lord.” Saint Teresa of Avila On this Lenten Tuesday we’re over half way through Lent. Maybe there are things we were hoping to do (that we haven’t done) and things we didn’t … Continue reading

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#LENT: Looking @ The Beattitudes

On this Lenten Sunday Virginia is dusting off something she shared during her 1st post-a-day Lent gig (7 years ago.) Here’s an inspiring interpretation of the Beattitudes of Jesus Christ from favorite Scripture scholar, J.B. Phillips. ‘Exposition on the Beattitudes’  … Continue reading

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#Lent: becoming acts of praise

On this Lenten Thursday (or any day of the year) how do we become acts of praise? “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are an … Continue reading

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