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Nathalie Fernandez

Pain & Prayer

So today it hit me so hard (like a tonne of bricks!) that I might be single for the rest of my life. Spouseless and

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Nathalie Fernandez

A Lesson on Generosity

Today as I was walking to meet a friend for brunch, I caught myself looking at the elderly men and women selling tissue packets near

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Nathalie Fernandez

Hiddenness

I’m going to come clean: I struggle with pride. The struggle is a constant one and I always catch myself saying to myself “when I

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Apologetics
Nathalie Fernandez

Studying Theology

I’ve had some people come up to me and ask: “What do you study in theology? “Do you just study the Bible?” Believe me, I

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Nathalie Fernandez

Humility and Gratitude

An ex-student has been so gracious as to keep me in the loop about her successes. She’s a particularly bright and hardworking girl. And I

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Nathalie Fernandez

Choices

People who know me know I hate making choices. I use my job as a convenient excuse. You see, I teach. And every second of

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Nathalie Fernandez

No Fear in Love

Today, my community did an exegesis of John 20-21. What struck me the most is found in John 20:21 and 21:3. When Jesus appeared to

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Nathalie Fernandez

Hidden faith will turn into ruins

Jeremiah 13:1-11 In this reading, God instructed Jeremiah to hide the loincloth in a hole in the rock, and some time later Jeremiah was instructed

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Nathalie Fernandez

The Testing of Faith

In these few weeks’ Sunday Gospel readings, we embark on reading the Bread of Life discourse found in John 6. Last week, we saw Jesus

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Religion
Nathalie Fernandez

The Eucharist

The Eucharist is the summit of Christian life and worship. When I was 11, I heard a priest telling me this: “You are what you

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Religion
Nathalie Fernandez

At the Foot of the Cross

As I looked upon the cross today, I asked myself: would I have stood at the foot of the cross? A friend once asked me,

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Life
Nathalie Fernandez

Loving Poorly

Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive

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Life
Nathalie Fernandez

What is it you want to change?

In our world today, we believe what we’re told. We’re not skinny enough, not fair enough, not tall or muscular enough. I’ve fallen into the

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Confession
Religion
Nathalie Fernandez

The Treasure of Sin?

Some of us (me definitely included) fall into despair sometimes when we believe that we are too damned. We detest sin — as we all

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Married Life
Nathalie Fernandez

The Sanctifying Cross of Marriage

Mark 10:1-12 In this Gospel passage, Jesus talks about Divorce. Growing up I never thought much about the sacredness of married life. My family was

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Life
Nathalie Fernandez

Spiritual Envy

In the Gospel on 23 May, the Apostles witnessed other people “driving out demons” and they grew jealous. John asked Jesus to stop them, but

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