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A Story of Intercession: Getting to Know My Mama Mary

A Story of Intercession: Getting to Know My Mama Mary

This space has been quiet lately. I’ve been quiet lately. We recently journeyed through the Passion of our Lord and celebrated His Resurrection. My focus has been on my own journey and where God is leading me. It is not away from writing, but my journey has taken me on a bit of a detour. I can relate very closely with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, from yesterday’s Gospel reading. After Jesus’ death, they returned to their hometown…

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Trusting in God’s Patience

Trusting in God’s Patience

Originally written last Lent, I thought I would share it here for #WorthRevisitWednesday! It is always a good time to ponder the Lord’s mercy, patience, and love! +++ In this Year of Mercy, I wonder how I experience God’s mercy. It is difficult to wrap my head around something so profoundly miraculous, because often, I feel so unworthy of it. But as I ponder the Scriptures, I cannot deny the reality of God’s mercy. Pope Francis explains it well when…

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Trusting in God’s Patience

Trusting in God’s Patience

Have I told you how much I love #WorthRevisitWednesday? You probably can tell by how much I participate in this link-up! Even if I can’t get to this space much in a week, I try to at least check in here on Wednesdays! Today’s post is not far into the archives. In fact, it is posted today on the WINE: Women in the New Evangelization blog. But since it posted several hours ago over there, this is technically a revisited post!…

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Holy Week Daybook

Holy Week Daybook

Outside my window … … we are in the midst of a cold snap. We had such lovely spring days last week and the week before, and now the temperature can barely get to 40, and some snow flurries fell from the sky today. Not very Easter-y weather. Hopefully by Sunday, things will feel warmer and be brighter! In my thoughts … … are plans for the Triduum and Easter. I got out some Easter dresses from the clothing bins,…

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A Holy Week Seder Meal

A Holy Week Seder Meal

Looking back just a bit to Holy Week, our family hosted a Christian Seder Meal on Wednesday. We invited two other families over for a total of 20! We started with a script my mom had used in the past and incorporated some ideas from Women for Faith and Family. This was a wonderful way to learn more about Passover, the meal Jesus celebrated at the Last Supper. During the spring, Christians and Jews celebrate their own feasts in their…

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Finding Joy in Lent

Finding Joy in Lent

This is the very midst of the holiest week of the year. It is a time truly devoted to focusing on the Passion and Death of Our Lord, Jesus Christ … And to think that Lent is over. Already? For me, this Lent went by faster than any other Lent I have experienced. When I compare Advent to Lent, I have a history of thinking Advent goes by way too quickly, and Lent cannot be over soon enough. Near the…

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Holy Thursday: the Eucharist, Priests and Prayers for Pope Benedict XVI

Holy Thursday: the Eucharist, Priests and Prayers for Pope Benedict XVI

A blessed Holy Thursday to you! And happy April, too! I feel like I have a bunch of tidbits to share, but they don’t all go together in a nice, neat way. So, this post may not be very concise, but here you go anyway! +++ Jesus Christ instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist so that He might stay with us and be the Food of our soul; that He might stay with us and be our Champion. ~ St….

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Our Holy Week …

Our Holy Week …

It’s been a beautiful Holy Week ~ today it will be 73 degrees here, which is unseasonably warm for this corner of the world. It is so nice to have the windows open, to freshen up the townhouse, while we do some basic cleaning. Monday was upstairs, today is downstairs. Hopefully, we can simply maintain for the rest of the week, so it will stay nice for Easter. Hopefully. Yesterday was the last day of school for my kindergirl (top…

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Come to the Altar

Come to the Altar

Holy Week is the time of our great Passover: the passage from darkness to light, from sadness to joy, from time to eternity, from death to life. And so we are drawn to the Cross, and the Cross is offered to us, in this and in every Eucharist. The Eucharist is the place and the means and the price of our Passover for the Eucharist is the Church held in the embrace of the Cross. Come, surrender. If you are…

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The Look of Love

The Look of Love

With all my heart I desire You, O Bread of Angels! Do not look on my unworthiness which separates me from You, but look on Your love which so often has invited me to approach You. —St. Louise de Marillac (H/T: someone who e-mailed this to me today)