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Finding fuel

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Lately, the absence of the Eucharist in my life is weighing me down.

Just like one of the ten virgins waiting for the master, I am sometimes afraid that without the Eucharist, I have no oil for my lamp (Matt. 25:1-13).  Read the rest of this entry »


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January 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Mother is such a lovely word

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Last night I got to spend a beautiful hour in Eucharistic Adoration after spending a day of fasting. I can’t quite express the inner joy I found from this.  It really let me focus, particularly on my absent mother. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Finishing the race

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December 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:10)

I sat in Mass this morning and got a delicious dose of inspiration from the three readings that were assembled so well by the Magistrate.  (Genesis 18: 20-32; Colossians 2: 12-14; Luke 11: 1-13) Read the rest of this entry »

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July 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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Trials, Trials, Trials

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It’s downright criminal how difficult it is to avoid sin.  I feel like the harder I try to avoid it, the more tempting it becomes.  I wish I could learn my lesson from this and move on.  I’m trying to see the big picture.  I’m trying to remind myself that I deserve so much more than what sin will offer me.  I’m trying to remind myself that I am loved and missed. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

The Eternal Week

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March 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

In His Presence

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Pope John Paul II with Monstrance

Amidst my internal struggle with all that’s been happening in the last few weeks, I randomly took my priest’s advice and just sat near the Eucharist in the adoration chapel of my church last night for Christ’s company.  I cried a little, but felt rejuvenated in my strength.   Why is it that I was doing so well before and now I’m so weak?  I tried to block my own thoughts and just sit quietly, listening for guidance.   I did feel a lot better when I left, but I have to admit, I was very scared to come home and I’m not sure why.

I’m trying to find things to keep my mind occupied when I’m not already committed to doing other things.  That’s why it’s scary, because my own thoughts seem to betray what my spirit wills.

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March 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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