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The Visitor

June 27, AD 2016 0 Comments
The Visitor

I don’t know what to make of these Conjugal visits of ours, Whether they make things better Or worse between us. I have suffered more than you know To make them possible And it would break my heart To see them end, But do they really do any good? Can we really sustain this relationship […]

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What Ms. Frizzle Taught Me

June 19, AD 2016 0 Comments
What Ms. Frizzle Taught Me

(This post originally appeared on www.yellowpelican.net) It started with an episode of the Magic School Bus and ended with a trip to Urgent Care. Last summer, we had just moved to a new city and had minimal resources – a couple new friends and no real knowledge of the area. I had a six month […]

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Since Christ Our Passover Has Been Sacrificed

June 11, AD 2016 1 Comment
Since Christ Our Passover Has Been Sacrificed

All you who have been baptized into Christ / Have put on Christ. Saint Melito of Sardis writes, “In Abel he was slain, in Isaac bound, in Jacob exiled, in Joseph sold, in Moses exposed to die.”  Christ was in all the Old Testament types.  If we are in Christ by baptism, then we are […]

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Running in Circles: The Luminous Mysteries

May 25, AD 2016 0 Comments
Running in Circles: The Luminous Mysteries

People like to say that running in circles in pointless. Well, maybe, it’s not as pointless as it seems!

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Joy in Solitude

May 14, AD 2016 1 Comment
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 our habits and our loves now.  If I love food more than God, how can I expect to enter heaven?  If I love human companionship more than divine communion, will […]

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2 Sides of the Same Coin: The Annunciation & The Agony

April 27, AD 2016 1 Comment
2 Sides of the Same Coin: The Annunciation & The Agony

A while back, I published a meditation on the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary. In revisiting that piece recently, having just prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries, I was struck by the parallels of many of the mysteries. The approach of God to ask for something important, the “fiat” of both Jesus and Mary, the journeys they […]

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“Enter His gates with thanksgiving / And His courts with praise”: A Soul’s Journey into God

April 16, AD 2016 0 Comments
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving / And His courts with praise”:  A Soul’s Journey into God

My conversion story begins on Palm Sunday, 1992.  My parents had me baptized and christened “Mary.”  My Mother in heaven was watching over me long before I knew. G. K. Chesterton describes the first step of conversion as “discovering a new continent full of strange flowers and fantastic animals, which is at once wild and […]

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How to Pray When You’re Sick

April 13, AD 2016 1 Comment
How to Pray When You’re Sick

Whenever I have a cold or stomachache, or when I’m feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, I struggle to pray the way I normally do. But I know that in those moments, I shouldn’t just give up prayer altogether. In those times especially, I am in particular need of God’s guidance and grace, and even though I […]

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Your Vocation is Your Mission

April 3, AD 2016 0 Comments
Your Vocation is Your Mission

On the First Easter Sunday, Jesus appeared to the Apostles and said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He astonished them with the reality of His Triumph over death, calmed them with His Peace, and directly informed them that they were going on a mission. And this […]

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Redeeming Lent this Holy Week

March 23, AD 2016 0 Comments
Redeeming Lent this Holy Week

The celebration of Holy Week can do amazing things to prepare our souls for the grace and celebration of Easter Sunday.

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3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Holy Week

March 21, AD 2016 0 Comments
3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Holy Week

The end is in sight! Some of us may have persevered relentlessly with our Lenten practices, and others may have struggled a bit here and there (I am part of the latter group). No matter where you fall, though, you can still finish this liturgical season with a renewed vigor as Easter draws near. Instead of bouncing directly […]

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Anointing His Feet

March 19, AD 2016 0 Comments
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 woman caught in adultery.  Take the plank out of your own eye before you try to take the speck out of your brother’s.  This quip would work for them as […]

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Human Devices as Reminders of God’s Presence

March 17, AD 2016 0 Comments
Human Devices as Reminders of God’s Presence

Part of the battle to live Lent is to not forget that it is Lent. It is especially hard for busy Catholic professionals caught in a daily whirlwind frenzy of work, social life, current events, and family duties. This only means that we busy Catholic professionals must take pro-active strategies to remind ourselves of our […]

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Let Him Serve You

March 14, AD 2016 0 Comments
Let Him Serve You

My husband – much like his father – gets things done on his own time schedule. If I ask him to fold the laundry or wash the dishes, he will do it, but perhaps not in the time frame I would desire. In certain instances this has been a struggle in our marriage because I […]

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10 Great Books to Read During Lent

March 7, AD 2016 1 Comment
10 Great Books to Read During Lent

Easter is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean these last weeks of Lent can’t be filled with even more intense prayer. One of my favorite ways to enter into the season is through spiritual reading. If you’re looking for something to boost your prayer life through the rest of Lent, take a look at […]

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