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Archive - September 2015

Family prayer

Family prayer

     “The family, like the Church, ought to be a place where the Gospel is transmitted and from which the Gospel radiates…the future of evangelization depends in great part on the Church of the home”–  St. John Paul II Besides grace...

#internationalcommunity

#internationalcommunity

I know I live in an international community when: I wrote an email to a friend the other day and she responded asking me why my email information was in German. Actually, in this house we have electronic devices set to German, Portuguese, Spanish...

Knots

Knots

“The Virgin Mary, “cause of our joy” always brings us back to joy in the Lord, who comes to free us from so many interior and exterior slaveries.” – Pope Francis Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady Untier of Knots. While in Philadelphia last...

So Close

So Close

I’ve always been amazed by the description of Solomon’s Temple: the dimensions, the gold, the cedar, the massive cherubim statues (1 Kings 6). It’s grandiose! The Israelites fostered a breathtaking awe for the presence of God in their midst. No...

Worthy of Trust

Worthy of Trust

Christ deserves our trust. In the reading from the book of wisdom the people want to put someone to the test to see if he is worthy of being trusted. This person in Christ. In the gospel He tells his disciples how far He his willing to go to show...

When smart goes stupid

When smart goes stupid

Nearly four years ago I received (reluctantly) an iPhone, a model 4s.  It was my first venture into the world of smart phones, a world I had long resisted. Well, there is nothing worse than a convert (to the smart phone – converts to Catholicism are...