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Two ideas for this week’s homily: First from Fr. Robert Barron’s homily this week  comes the concept of living a life based on a concept Fr. Barron calls Radical Love. Keeping the commandments Jesus highlights in the gospel is foundational to living life as a follower of the Chrsit. The second idea is Fr. Richard […]

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I was listening to Krista Tippet, the host of  the radio show On Being, and she had Sylvia Boorstein as her guest . Sylvia is a celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist, mother, and grandmother. She is  delightful as well as insightful and if you would like to read or listen to the entire interview please […]

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I was listening to Krista Tippet, the host of  the radio show On Being, and she had Sylvia Boorstein as her guest . Sylvia is a celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist, mother, and grandmother. She is  delightful as well as insightful and if you would like to read or listen to the entire interview please […]

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Transform: 1. To change markedly the appearance or form of; 2. To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert. Ponder: 1. Think about (something) carefully, esp. before deciding or concluding. This weekend we continue our reflections on the transformation of the peasant girl from Nazareth named Mary. A few weeks ago we remembered the […]

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If I were to write down everything  I know about liturgical music it would be one of the shortest articles in history.  About all that I can offer is that for the most part I like it! Recently I  have started to listen to Gregorian chant. There is no way I understand it but it […]

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Fr. John Dear S.J. is an interesting character. I first “met” him when he was a retreat leader for a weekend session I was attending. His primary claim to fame is his passion around the cause of peace. I stumbled upon an article Fr. Dear wrote called: “The wisdom of Robert Lax: ‘Cultivate, exercise compassion’” […]

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In the midst of a crazy week  this showed up this morning in my daily meditation from the Henri Nouwen Society. I was talking to a person the other day who also subscribes to these reflections and he was telling me how they are so often on target helping him with the challenges in his […]

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Yesterday I wrote about one of my classmate from high school who passed away too early at 56. Paul’s gift to me was one of friendship and after writing the post yesterday the following shows up in my daily meditation from the Henri Nouwen Society: The Gift of Friendship Friendship is one of the greatest […]

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Goodbye 2010

This is a year I will be glad to see leave the stage tonight. I shared earlier in a post ( “5 Words that changed my life “), in April 2010, that we found out my wife had an aggressive form of breast cancer. This of course changed everything. So if you will indulge me, […]

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It has been a difficult few weeks for many of my friends at the Dismas Fellowship. While we may wrestle with where we are and where events may take us, I offer this thought from Henri as food for thought and encouragement. Let us not lose sight of the reality that the most ordinary of […]

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This coming week’s readings (which will be highlighted in tomorrow’s This Sunday post) offers us the following wisdom teaching from Jesus: “For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Then he said to the host who invited him,“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,do […]

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We live in a success oriented world.My experiences over the past seven years of ministry to those touched by crime is that it requires a person to reevaluate what success means. In his reflection below Henri Nouwen challenges us to find joy in being a witness of Christ through our actions and if the person […]

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The vision of the Friends of Dismas is to engage people of faith in creative ministry to those touched by crime. Henri Nouwen captures the essence of what it means to a follower of Christ in service to others. In his book- The Wounded Healer– Nouwen captures that it is our own woundedness that makes […]

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“Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasinly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.” –By Henri Nouwen : […]

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I posted the following to my Twitter from the Dalai Lama– “A secular person can be spiritual: compassion is for everyone to practice” and then the following meditation from my friend Henri showed up: Jesus is called Emmanuel which means “God-with-us” (see Matthew 1: 22-23). The great paradox of Jesus’ life is that he, whose […]

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