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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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…the desert… & Thomas Merton

As we continue through Passion Week, here are a few thoughts for our minds & hearts to munch on from the amazingly prolific (& one of my absolutely favorite spiritual writers) – the Trappist monk Thomas Merton… “The desert is the … Continue reading

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Friday in Lent….prayer of Thomas Merton

This prayer from the deeply spiritual Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, has been a favorite for eons – at least 20+ years since taking a class at Georgetown in DC & reading as many of his books as possible! (like i … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday & a Lent Challenge….

Lent is here ALREADY… time to put away those chocolates (while recuperating from Chocolate Hangovers), turn off the TV, hide the coffee beans, sweets & whatever else we’ve decided to Give Up for Lent… My list is the same – … Continue reading

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