Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Fine Print

It’s the Easter Season and “all creation is shouting for joy,” but part of me is going back a couple weeks to where Mary meets her Son on the road to Calvary.  As any mother knows it’s far better to … Continue reading

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Thomas and the Bum Rap

Poor Thomas, if anyone in history has a bum rap it would be him, saddled for all time with the moniker Doubting Thomas.  The gospels don’t mention where he was when Jesus came to the upper room.  It’s not important. … Continue reading

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A Stone’s Throw

Sister held the large gray river rock and prayed for a moment.  Turning to the woman next to her she held it out and said, “Has no one condemned you?  Neither will I condemn you.”  The person who accepted the … Continue reading

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Prayers Well Spoken

It is better to say one Our Father fervently and devoutly than a thousand with no devotion and full of distraction. — St. Edmund Saint Edmund must have had ADHD, otherwise he would have been able to get through a … Continue reading

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An Easter People?

“Do not despair.  We are an Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.” Pope John Paul II (the great) Really? Sometimes it’s so hard to see the Easter in people.  We don’t seem to be able to be nice to … Continue reading

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Lillies and Pot Pie

Everything’s finally quiet.  Jesus has risen, we all sang “Alleluia!” and the world has gone back to work.  A beautiful Lenten season filled with meditation, scripture, prayers and penance culminated in a week filled with emotional highs and lows; intrigue, … Continue reading

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The Empty Tabernacle

I’ve been planning and playing the Holy Week liturgies since I was a kid, but it gets me every single time – the empty tabernacle.  I know it’s coming, I’m ready for it, but it’s still a shock to see … Continue reading

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