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Reflections in preparation for the Year of Faith

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How to deal with dates? Yesterday was one of those dates that used to have meaning for me—it was the date of my former wedding anniversary. Of course, having been divorced (and annulled) for almost two years now makes me wonder why I even notice it. I’m a little taken aback by the power of such trivial things like a date. Perhaps it’s the Read the rest of this entry »


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October 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

“Friends, they are jewels, twice as beautiful and few.”

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A good friend and mother-figure of mine, J—, had a stroke this weekend.  I was devastated. This woman helped me with so much in my formative years and she helped my father to understand how to raise a teenage daughter. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 14, 2010 at 8:13 am

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.

Peita of Michelangelo

Pieta of Michelangelo

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September 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

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When I Prayed. . .

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I believe that God answers our prayers in the ways that we most need.

After the Argument (I will refer to the argument that ended my marriage simply as this from now on), I retreated to stay with my sister for a week in hopes of clearing my head.  Amazingly, I hadn’t cried since the day Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8, 2010 at 12:44 am

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