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‘Know, God, I much I love you.’

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I was reading the news story last week about the tornadic activity in the US. In one state, a Catholic church was decimated. It’s hard not to be desensitized about all of the death and destruction going on, but as I read the story about the church being destroyed, I began to cry a little at the priest’s words. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 7, 2011 at 10:24 am

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Mother is such a lovely word

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January 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Goodbye, Mon Petit Prince

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November 18, 2010 at 9:44 pm

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Goodbye, Uncle C

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Last weekend, one of my maternal uncles passed away.  He was a “legend” of a high school football coach and that probably explains my fanaticism with the sport, i.e., it runs in the family bloodline.  I was never close to this man, especially not after the death of my mother in 1987.  But it was apparent to me that though he was a man of few words with me, he loved his family very much and was passionate about his coaching. His wife was his sweetheart. I am most sad for her loss.

I am glad that was he able to be surrounded by most of his family when he passed. I hope that loved ones are waiting for him on the other side.  It’s touching to see all of the community outpouring of support for his family. I pray for the repose of his soul.

The evening before he died, I know I was briefly on his mind. I had run into a boardmember for the school district for which he worked.  The boardmember and I got to talking about him and his coaching legacy and the boardmember assured me that he would pass on my greetings when he saw my uncle later that evening.  It was actually the boardmember who informed me of my uncle’s trip to the emergency room the following day, although he mentioned that he had talked to him about our conversation.  It was very serendipitous, but I still get this sense that I had my chance, too, to say goodbye.

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October 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm

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Passing Quietly in the Night

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I heard the news this weekend that a dear soul passed away.  I hadn’t spoken with her in several years (over a decade), but she was the sweetest woman I had ever met thus far and very motherly to me when I lived abroad.

I prayed a couple of rosaries in her honor and a Divine Mercy chaplet.  According to her daughter, she was very faithful and she did not suffer.  There is such an idea of mercy in that thought.

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September 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

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