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Archive - April 2015

Almost-Miracles

Almost-Miracles

There’s something about the Eucharist. It’s kind of hard for me to explain what I mean, but here goes. Perhaps you remember my story about finding a 5-year old fragment of the Eucharist in a service panel underneath the altar at a parish church. I...

Be ready…

Be ready…

“You must use every care to clothe yourselves in God’s armour so that you may be ready to withstand the enemy’s ambush.” — St. Albert Avogadro. There is not much the devil can do against a well-armored Catholic. A strong and consistent...

Oceans of Mercy

Oceans of Mercy

There is something about the ocean that makes you want to simply sit still a while and simply gaze out upon it. After a little bit of fun playing in the waves or lying in the sun, a day at the beach ends with simply sitting on the beach staring out...

Totally

Totally

I love ice cream. As a child, I always wanted one of those soft-serve machines that I saw at the local co-ops and town halls near our dairy farm in Minnesota. They never ran out: an infinite flow of frozen goodness! It was the jar of the widow of...

A willing captive

A willing captive

I spent last week among the brothers in black. They structured my days. They scheduled my meals. They shamed into a more regular practice of my prayer life than might normally occur. Although serious in their approach to life, they exhibited...

Thank you, dear shepherd

Thank you, dear shepherd

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. – Matthew 25.21 Francis Cardinal George died today. He was my...

Auschwitz Pardon

Auschwitz Pardon

“Every aversion, every anger and resentment which we tolerate in our hearts, blocks the door to the Lord.” — Edith Stein Edith Stein was a German philosopher of Jewish descendent. Before the war she become Catholic and become a...