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Monthly Archive for January, 2013

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. Aristotle Aristotle  (384 BC – 322 BC)was a Greek philosopher and  a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.  Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) (Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71; 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s […]

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How can we forgive those who do not want to be forgiven? Our deepest desire is that the forgiveness we offer will be received. This mutuality between giving and receiving is what creates peace and harmony. But if our condition for giving forgiveness is that it will be received, we seldom will forgive! Forgiving the […]

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This video is a bit on the long side at 16 minutes and might be viewed by some as edgy but young John Styn makes a great point which is that life is about gratitude the realization that each of us can make a difference. What also impressed me about the video is how John […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)  (Nehemiah 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. […]

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A Birthday wish for Mom

My Mom would have celebrated her 85th birthday on January 15th.It is hard to believe that 5 years have past since she died but it is true that as you get older time does more than fly it seems to evaporate. Here is a small birthday wish for Moms everywhere from kids who were lucky […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Second Week in Ordinary Time (Year C)  (Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 96; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-12) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet […]

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When is a sign more than a sign? The reason for the question is the result of my reflecting back to my time in Grade 1, over 50 years ago, and the grueling preparation our class was going through to prepare for our First Holy Communion. Memories of the nuns in their black habits and […]

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Fr. Richard Rohr in his book, Falling Upward, tells of a piece of advice he once received from Bishop Desmond Tutu. The Bishop looked at a Rohr and said,: “Richard, always remember we are simply the light bulb. Our job is to remain screwed in.”

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Interesting how ‘baptism’ is usually into something that is perceived to be difficult. A question to ponder: Do we see following the way of Christ as something that is challenging and/or difficult?

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“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving”. –Mother Teresa Nipun Mehta is an interesting person who has dedicated a good portion of his life to delivering hope filled messages. He […]

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