Monthly Archives: February 2018

Living the Corporal Works of Mercy During Lent (I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.)

After working on the corporal works of mercy of feeding the hungry and giving drink to the thirsty, in the next year of our Lenten journey through the corporal works of mercy, our family welcomed the stranger: I was a stranger … Continue reading

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The Lent Jesus Wants

As Lent began I was, once again, resolved to prove my love to God by making sacrifices that show him how much I love him, that I do indeed love him more than my comforts and my weaknesses. I had … Continue reading

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Judges & Ruth 

Everything Goes Wrong: Judges 1-8, 13-21  But a Glimmer of Hope: Ruth 1-4 Judges marked the period of religious, social and political chaos where “there was no king in Israel; every man did what was the right in his own … Continue reading

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Living the Corporal Works of Mercy During Lent (I was thirsty, and you gave me drink.)

In the previous post, I wrote about how our family has been focusing on one of the corporal works of mercy each Lent, beginning with feeding the hungry. Here’s what we did the following year: I was thirsty and you … Continue reading

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Join the Pope in Prayer

Friday, February 23, 2018, is not to be a Friday like any other Friday. Pope Francis has proclaimed this Friday a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace, in particular for the populations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo … Continue reading

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Most or Must

The law of love unwritten. It’s not the arithmetical sum of specifically prescribed actions and no more. Just like there is no written law of how to be a good husband. There’s no good Husband’s Handbook that says how often he … Continue reading

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Living the Corporal Works of Mercy During Lent (I was hungry, and you gave me food.)

Many years ago, I brought home from a retreat a prayer card that was designed to be folded and set in the middle of the table. On the card was a prayer to be prayed during Lent, inspired by the … Continue reading

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The Labour-Intensive Marriage

This summer my husband, Jamie, and I were sitting around a table with friends on an outdoor patio, and all the couples started sharing how they met. One couple there shared that she fell in love with her husband the … Continue reading

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Love and Lent

Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day this year. While many couples have decided to celebrate their love by going out for a romantic dinner earlier, over the past weekend, or on Mardi Gras, there is another solution sweeping social media: … Continue reading

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Death’s Déjà Vu

I was sauntering through the kitchen a few days ago and there was my wife reading a news story on the computer. She was shaking her head and the headline caught my eye: UK judge rules against parents, allows hospital … Continue reading

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