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Meanderings of a Catholic Devout

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Mother is such a lovely word

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January 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

All Clear in First Instance Court

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October 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

My Gift

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What I cherish and what I take. . . and what I’d give for what I forsake.

Yesterday (September 8) was the birthday of the beloved mother of Christ.  Prior to this, I had a serious bout of self-reflection when discussing the sacrament of confession with a nun and about how I’m lacking contriteness about something in my own life. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

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Reflection on Luke 10: Christ the Samaritan

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July 12, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Lay It at the Foot of the Cross

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been noting how weak I feel in my faith. I was driving around today, running last-minute errands before I leave to visit family tomorrow, and I turned on my local Catholic radio station and there was this man relating a story about the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He was recalling a woman who told him that she was very angry with God because her child was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. He told her to take her anger to the foot of the cross. . . Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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“Be Happy, I’m Happy”

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I was reading up on the upcoming beatification of Chiara-Luce Badano, a young girl who died of bone cancer in 1990.  She was so devout and so full of life, it’s hard even today not to be inspired by her.  She would often repeat during her pain and illness, “If this is what you want, Jesus, then so do I.”   And as she was dying, her last words to her mother were, “be happy, for I’m happy.”

Bl. Chiara-Luce Badano

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April 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Good Friday and Divine Mercy

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I never seem to remember how forlorn I feel when I see the altar stripped of Christ’s presence each Good Friday. It’s stunning how the visual of its nakedness really hits home about the gravity of the day. 

At the Stations of the Cross today, I kept trying to put myself in the shoes of those who witnessed the Passion.  And then at the thirteenth station (Jesus is taken down from the Cross), I could only imagine how Mary felt receiving her Son’s body.  The Pieta is such a powerful image!  Words could not be written in our language that express how a mother feels when she beholds the dead body of her child!

After the Stations, I began the Divine Mercy Novena.  In Sister Faustina’s vision of Christ, He revealed to her how most agonizing was the sin of apathy to Him in the Garden of Gethsemane. . . such that their apathy and indifference inspired his words, “Father, let this cup pass from me. . . ”  I could only pray that when my time comes, I pass graciously on the Feast of Divine Mercy!

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April 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm

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