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Don’t exaggerate death

The report of my death was an exaggeration. – Mark Twain I hope never to read my own obituary.  On the one hand, if it were accurate, I would be dead.  On the other hand, if it were inaccurate I … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Plays Hurt

If you have been watching the news the past day, you know that Pope Francis bumped his head. That’s right.  It was the last day of his apostolic journey to Colombia.  He was riding along in his Popemobile, smiling, waving … Continue reading

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Messy Parenting

“Parenthood, the scariest ‘hood’ you’ll ever go through.” -unknown I am so grateful that Pinterest did not exist when I started having kids.  Maybe we missed out on some amazing themed birthday crafts and incredible ways to cook paleo spiralized zuchinni, … Continue reading

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I don’t want to lose my head

I learned a new word last week:  cephalophore.  Actually, it is an old word, so it is more accurate to say I learned a word that other people learned long ago.  An old word was new to me. The word … Continue reading

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A Road Map to the Peripheries

Only once in Evangelii Gaudium does Pope Francis exhort the church to ‘go out into the peripheries,’ but like many things the Pope says, that one phrase has ignited passion and missionary zeal, and a few deep questions. “The word … Continue reading

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Thanking God for 10 Years of Joy

Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of my perpetual profession of vows. That’s when I made lifelong vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. It was also the sixteenth anniversary of my first profession. Joy—that sunny September day in Connecticut—it was a … Continue reading

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Regnum Christi Message from Venezuela

Dear Regnum Christi members of the North American Territory: A few days ago Kerrie Rivard sent me a note, showing the concern many of you share about the situation of Regnum Christi members in Venezuela during this period of civil … Continue reading

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Rachel Peach reports from Houston

“Houston Heroes” Amidst the loss and suffering caused by Hurricane Harvey and the floods here in Houston, I have been repeatedly amazed and edified to see how this crisis situation has been able to bring the best out of people. … Continue reading

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Houston: oceans rise, prayers comfort

SUNDAY:  “When oceans rise, my soul will rest in your embrace, for I am yours, and you are mine” The rain continued throughout all last night, and so this morning, it became even more evident that flood levels are rising. … Continue reading

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Reporting from Hurricane Harvey’s Houston

FROM FRIDAY: “Preparation for the Storm” When Harvey was still just a level 1 hurricane out at sea, headed towards the Texan coast yesterday, my community made the decision to head home to Houston from our vacation days to avoid getting … Continue reading

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