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Becoming ever more human(0)

June 24, 2017

The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus The Heart of Christ is a powerful symbol for many Christians and not just Catholics. It helps us to understand the mystery of God’s love and what it entails, at least in part. For in the Incarnation, God is speaking to us in ways that we understand. […]

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Prophets are so very annoying

(The feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist) Prophets are noted for their urgency as well as being very annoying. They are outspoken and can be strange. St. John the Baptist is no exception. He spoke out about the seriousness of our lives. About the importance of taking stock of what we are […]


Williams’s heart felt prayer

Well it was quite a morning with William, for you never know what to expect when it comes to taking care of his nursing needs. As his disease progresses, his symptoms will of course become more pronounced and painful for all involved. This morning while cleaning him, or perhaps ‘attempting’ is the better word, he […]


What is, is

20As I was talking (to) Ann about some of my difficulties with a couple of people I know, going on and on about it as is my wont. She stopped me, looked intently and said: “Why all the arrogance; this need to try to change others. . . Trying to tell others how, or what […]


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