Tag Archives: Pope Francis

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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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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DON’T PANIC!!

It’s hard not to panic with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the globe at an alarming rate. Responsive measures are in process here in the U.S.  As more cases manifest, universities (like UVA and William & Mary yesterday) are opting … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eve “Divine Yes”

“Every time we give in to selfishness and say ‘No’ to God, we spoil His loving plan for us.” Pope Francis Tonight Advent ends and Christmas begins. Think of Mary, her “yes” to God, her “yes” to what seemed impossible, … Continue reading

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#Lent: Powerful Protectors (you, me, everybody!)

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

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Betwixt & Between: Resurrection 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 Cross of Love

My heart breaks for the families of students & faculty senselessly killed & injured yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this horrific violence. Drenched with sadness, it’s … Continue reading

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2018: A Calendar Year

It’s a new year! Today! 2018! HaPpY HaPpY New Year! Enough already with the !!!!s, Virginia, we get it (you’re muttering.)  🙂 But, how grand is it, out with the old, in with the new!?! A chance to start afresh. … 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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Rio Olympics: Inspiration in victory… and defeat(!)

The Summer Olympics in Rio are winding down, but what a thrilling ride it’s been as athletes pushed the envelope of what’s possible, crushing world records with physical acumen and dedication, that we, the world watching, can hardly fathom the … Continue reading

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