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Protecting Others (you, me, everybody!)

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of Mary. In one of his homilies, Pope Francis spoke of St. Joseph’s role as protector of Mary and Jesus (especially fleeing from Herod to Egypt) but also taking his example … Continue reading

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The other night Virginia the Cook spent two hours making a special dinner for her brother. Dusting off a favorite cornbread recipe she handily attacked the rest of the menu. Sopa Paraguaya cornbread has sautéed onions in it, yum! But, … Continue reading

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Irish Blessing(s)

HaPpY Saint Patrick’s Day to one and all! As we celebrate the life of Saint Patrick and all things Irish, here are a few of Virginia’s favorite Irish blessings. (She even has them on Irish cups as a reminder when … Continue reading

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The past year has been filled with challenges of all shapes and sizes. For many it has been a lonely season with quarantines and so much of daily life canceled or “zoomed.” While vaccinations are increasing worldwide, many of us … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Laughter

Yesterday we celebrated Laetare Sunday, a timeout for a bit of rejoicing amidst the somber penitential season of Lent. We are now over half way on our journey to Easter. We’ll be celebrating Resurrected Love in three weeks! Since it … Continue reading

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Responding to Love

There is so much loss in our world and hearts to grieve over these days. Not just loss of loved ones who have died, but also loss of relationships that hurt like fire when someone leaves. On this Lenten Friday, … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Honest Humility

 “If every flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” St. Thérèse of Lisieux On this Lenten Wednesday, here’s a quote about humility (the good kind)… “If a flower could speak, it seems to me that it … Continue reading

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Sisters Sing! #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

March 8th is International Women’s Day. IWD has been commemorated since 1911. Back then most women around the world did not have the right to vote, or many other rights for that matter. Today millions of women around the world … Continue reading

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March Memories: Papa! Mama! Papa & Mama!

March is a month of precious memories for our family – the March 8th memorial of Papa’s passing, Mama’s March 15th birthday, and their March 17th anniversary. Papa & Mama on their 50th Anniversary Every day I thank God for … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Tenderness

This morning after squeezing out the last few squirts of a favorite lotion, the mangled container looked a bit worse for wear. Who am I kidding? It looked downright sad, worn out, with nothing left to give… It reminded me … Continue reading

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