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Excita, Domine, Potentiam Tuam, et Veni!

       Stir (up) thy might, O Lord, and come! The winds of change are blowing strong. There’s the change of seasons – the changing of the leaves in the Deep South and the first snowfalls in the far North. There’s … Continue reading

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Jesus Came to Visit Me on Thursday

Yes!  You heard it correctly – and no I haven’t lost it (at least I don’t think so:)  This past Thursday, I was visited by an incredible woman of faith.  I was supposed to be giving her some help/advice (at … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, November 1, 2015

Readings for Sunday, November 1 Speaking with friends, family and acquaintances, I get a sense that everyone is struggling just to survive – spiritually and mentally, as well as physically.  There isn’t much “thriving” going on for sure!  Everyone is … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, October 25, 2015

Readings for Sunday, October 25th In the gospel, Jesus healed the blind man who showed great faith.  The man’s sight was restored, but was he the one that was really blind?  What about the crowd who was so annoyed by … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, September 6, 2015

Readings for Sunday, Sept. 6 From the first reading – something to hold onto: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! We live in scary times, but we must remember that God is in control.  Whatever … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Readings for Sunday, August 30 In today’s readings, God calls us to truly live the gospel – not just read it!  It is easy for us to read about Jesus fussing at the Pharisees and think to ourselves, “Those rotten … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Readings for Sunday, July 19 The very first line of the first reading really grabbed my attention: “Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,” says the Lord.  I wondered if Jeremiah – being a … Continue reading

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My Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, July 5, 2015

Readings for Sunday, July 5, 2015 As I read all of the readings today, I was struck by one idea.  So often, I think that we expect to be welcomed and accepted by the world.  We think that if we … Continue reading

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I Cheated

Readings for Sunday, June 28, 2015 I cheated.  This week I had a conversation with a wonderful priest who gave me his insightful observations regarding this Sunday’s gospel from Mark.  I will try to share those with you, though I’m … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Readings for Sunday, May 24 Pentecost is from the Greek word ‘Pentekostos’, which means ‘fifty’. It’s the 50th day after the Sabbath of Passover.    It is also called the birth of the Church.  Pentecost takes place 10 days after … Continue reading

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