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Posts Tagged ‘Confession

“I’m here to save you.”

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Last night, I finally got around to going to an Advent Penance Service. It had been eight months since my last confession. I didn’t cry, like I normally do, probably because of what the priest said at the service. Read the rest of this entry »


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December 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Ora pro nobis

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Late last week, I finished the last of my final exams. The first semester of my return to school is over! I also lucked out because the final essay on the exam was over the very topic of my class presentation, which I’m going to consider flattering because I worked extremely hard on presenting Just War Doctrine. But that’s beside the point. Here’s a list of ten [Catholic] things I actually learned, in no particular order. Read the rest of this entry »

If you don’t doubt, you won’t grow

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August 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

Gaude et laetare

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Life’s been hectic, to say the least. I haven’t completely settled and, being back home, I’m committed to seeing people in person more so than checking up on the Internet. 

Since I’ve been away, Easter has passed. It was glorious, as always! I managed to get to confession Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Growing up

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March 7, 2011 at 6:48 pm

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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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If there were words to express how humbled I have been this last week, I am certainly not knowledgeable of them.

I have hurt a friend in a very deep way and I have hurt myself more so.  I completely took advantage of him because of my own weakness and my inability to have things go my way, in spite of lack of communication.  I think he forgave me, quite immediately.  But I have rarely felt so low in my life Read the rest of this entry »

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June 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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