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One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Mother Teresa when she tells us: “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” This video tells the story of a […]

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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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Preparing for the homily this week takes me back to the Wisdom of Mother Teresa and a quote I have often used: “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” Sometimes […]

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Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. -Stephen Covey Stephen Covey is one of my favorite authors. He gave us The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I would easily place this in my […]

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The St. Patrick’s Friends of Dismas group met last night for our annual evening of thanksgiving. We were joined by TJ and Tyrone who are members of the Dismas Fellowship. They came to thank the parishioners of St. pat’s for thier generosity and kindness. I found the following story on a Kerry Robinson’s  blog Love […]

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Today we had our Christmas Basket drop-off at St. Patrick’s and once again the parishioners responded with generosity and kindness. More on this in a future post but for now, at the end of a long weekend I thought I would share one of my favorite quotes from Mother Teresa. She constantly reminds us that […]

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As we prepare to reflect on the Matthew 25 and the story of the Sheep and the Goats below is teaching from Mother Teresa. We have come to know that she struggled along the road, encountering such a deep sufferings in the lives of those she touched that her faith was challenged and perhaps based […]

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While preparing another post I stumbled upon this clip from a talk given by Mother Teresa. As you may have come to realize I am, like many others (Christopher Hitchens notwithstanding) an admirer of this woman who lived her life in search of ways to love God. We have come to know that she struggled […]

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