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What is a “low quality” of life?

What is a “low quality” of life?

[ 4 ] April 12, AD 2012 |

Frida Kahlo – self portrait Frida Kahlo is one of the most important figures of 20th-century Mexican culture. Born in 1907 in Mexico City and raised during the Mexican Revolution, Kahlo is widely considered the face of 20th-century Mexican “surreal” art. Her folk art and bizarre self-portraits continue to have a strong influence in modern […]

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The crazy thing about a curveball…..

The crazy thing about a curveball…..

[ 13 ] February 25, AD 2012 |

….is that it makes a homerun that much greater. So I share with you about Monday, February 13th, the day our lives changed forever…the day that my wife and I were told about our little “gift in disguise”. We were in the doctor’s office for a typical 4-month ultrasound of Maria Isabella’s anatomy, something Cristina and I […]

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Expecting…

Expecting…

[ 5 ] January 23, AD 2012 |

It’s been 3 months and 2 weeks since Cristina and I got married…..and the day has yet to come when I don’t wake up thanking Our Lord for having given me this gift. Sorry men….but I must say that I’m the luckiest guy in the world. What a gift Marriage is, my friends. But just […]

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I do

I do

[ 10 ] October 25, AD 2011 |

Our brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, we would like to humbly thank you for your prayers and spiritual support you’ve given us during this last month! On October 8th, 2011 at around 3 in the afternoon, Cristina and I were married at Our Lady of Good Counsel in New York City! God is too […]

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A Humble Petition

A Humble Petition

[ 8 ] September 27, AD 2011 |

Cristina and I need to ask for your prayers. We are in somewhat of a crisis. As you have probably read in the last few posts, Cristina and I are getting married! What seemed like forever (an almost 300 day countdown when we got engaged) is now down to only 11 days….and boy, do we […]

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Celebrating Marriage with Archbishop Dolan

Celebrating Marriage with Archbishop Dolan

[ 7 ] September 20, AD 2011 |

One of the blessings of working here in the Archdiocese of New York is the fact that only 13 floors above us is the office of Archbishop Timothy Dolan. With the way things have been going here in New York City in the past year, it is more than comforting to know that we have […]

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25 Days…..

25 Days…..

[ 14 ] September 13, AD 2011 |

In 25 days our lives will change forever. In 25 days, the past 25 years will flash before our eyes and Cristina Rivera and Andrew Pocta,as we once knew them to be, will no longer exist. We are about to begin living the most radical lifestyle this world knows – a lifestyle that revolves around […]

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Cafe con Leche

Cafe con Leche

[ 2 ] September 6, AD 2011 |

What a beautiful thing diversity is. What a gift it is to embrace, engage and learn from another culture! Cristina and I feel so immensely blessed to have both come from such different backgrounds, now finding ourselves trying to bring two worlds together for the greater Glory of God! Hence the title of our post […]

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Are you prepared?!

Are you prepared?!

[ 3 ] August 30, AD 2011 |

Sunday morning: 9am. As the saying goes – the coast is clear – literally. Although a few trees fell and branches were strewn along the street in between the highrise apartment buildings in lower Manhattan, Irene’s expected damage was minimal. Surrounding us were hundreds of New Yorkers watching the repair effort…both surprised and relieved that […]

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

[ 2 ] August 24, AD 2011 |

“God assigned as duty to every Man, the dignity of every Woman”- Blessed JPII I think about all that the Lord has done in my life…. and I sit here in awe as I can honestly say that He has transformed me into a new creation. You know, as a young girl I always loved […]

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Freedom!

Freedom!

[ 0 ] August 23, AD 2011 |

People are so obsessed on having our “freedom”….in fact, I remember growing up as a child of the 90’s, with the rebuttal that would settle any debate -“Hey! It’s a free country!” I’ve grown up since then, and we’re no longer in the 90’s. The new theme has been slightly modified from “It’s a free […]

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