Category Archives: meditation

Oh, St. Joseph!

Do you have an absolute favorite saint? Perhaps you pray to him/her, wear their medal & frequently ask help. And there’s the other saint who surprises you. Seemingly out of nowhere. My favorites are Ss. Anthony, Benedict & Michael I … Continue reading

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Let prayer be very short

When we wish to suggest our wants to persons of high station,  we do not presume to do so  except with humility and reverence.  How much the more, then,  are complete humility and pure devotion necessary  in supplication of the … Continue reading

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spirituality i

Perhaps the best thing about endlessly purchasing and perusing books is knowing exactly where to look when I’m needing a particular turn of phrase.  All of Austen is available for wit, Merton for quasi-Christian-Buddhist ‘silence is golden’ tendencies, etc.  But … Continue reading

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present to the Present

At this evening’s bible study session, the organizer, Jonathan, was able to get a local Franciscan priest to come and talk with us. We’ve always enjoyed the nights that Fr. Kevin comes over because he’s funny, but also it’s essentially … Continue reading

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