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#LENT: Fighting Fear (with Christ at our side)

 “We cannot be Christians part-time. If Christ is at the center of our lives, He is present in all that we do.” Pope Francis As we move closer to Easter on this fifth Sunday of Lent, our hope clings to … Continue reading

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#Lent: Knowing, Being, Doing (& humility)

“We find God in our own being which is a mirror of God. But how do we find our own being? Actions are the doors and windows of being. Unless we act we have no way of knowing what we … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Comfort & Direction

Here’s a favorite prayer that has traveled long and far with me, a comfort when clouds loomed murkily on the horizon. “My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me.  … Continue reading

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ADVENT: (Quickie) Snapshot & Whatnot

SNAPSHOT: Chincoteague National Wildlife Reserve, VA & WHATNOT: Waiting is a big part of Advent, something that at times is not the easiest thing to do (especially for impatient red-heads!) Here’s an arresting thought & prayer from my favorite Trappist … Continue reading

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…passionate poetry…

We begin Passion Sunday waving palms of adoration and end with Jesus Christ on the Cross – the ultimate sacrifice.  G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “the Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and … Continue reading

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Entering the Desert (with courage!)

Today in our Gospel reading Jesus faced temptation in the desert after a 40 day fast.  This morning Fr. Herman Katongole challenged us that: “Lent is a time to be courageous to go into the desert, to let what’s hidden … Continue reading

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Lenten Friday Quickie Quote

Here’s something for our minds (& hearts) to munch on this Lenten Friday: “The call to ‘do penance’ is based not on the fact that penance will keep us trim, but on the fact that ‘the Kingdom of God is … Continue reading

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