Religion
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Two Icons of Christ

In the Gospels we never see Jesus as an attendee at a funeral.  He attends festivals, weddings, and so many dinner parties that people consider him

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Life
Mary Proffit Kimmel

The Sign of the Prophet Jonah

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  This feast brings to our attention the prophet Elijah, who was one of the two prophets to

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Mary
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Joy in Solitude

For all eternity we will be with God, so we should accustom ourselves to his presence.  If we want to attain heaven, we must train

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Prayer
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Anointing His Feet

If you do not forgive others, neither will your Heavenly Father forgive you.  Jesus could have said this to the scribes and Pharisees accusing the

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Prayer
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Temptation and Triumph

I am entering the Church this Easter with a motley crew of candidates in RCIA.  Hilda, an elderly black woman, hails from the Bronx and

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Life
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Christus Natus Hodie

“Sweet little Jesus boy, / Born in a manger, / Sweet little holy Child, / We didn’t know who you was.” The revelation of the

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Life
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Rescue the Perishing

Now my soul is troubled.  And what shall I say?  Father, save me from this hour?  No:  for this purpose I have come to this

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Life
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Happy Fault

On the way to work one day, you get into a car crash.  The hassle aggravates you.  But in a phone conversation with your insurance

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Life
Mary Proffit Kimmel

On Sloth and Wonder

Every Christian shares in the universal call to partake in the Beatific Vision.  His baptism gives him this vocation.  The Gospel calls all men to

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Art
Mary Proffit Kimmel

The World As Icon

One Christmas Eve I had the flu.  While my family went to Lessons and Carols, I wrote a poem about the pain Mary endured to

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Spirituality
Mary Proffit Kimmel

The Dawn of Sainthood

I thought this morning that holiness comes like a sunrise.  The Holy Spirit hovers over the waters, filling the earth with goodness and light.  A

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