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nunblog · 1W ago

A Perfect Storm of Novenas (Including Mary, Mother of the Church)

Here we are, the day after Ascension Thursday. (Yes, it was. Even if you are in a diocese that will celebrate Ascension on Sunday.)It is the first day of the novena of Pentecost. (The origin...
nunblog · 1W ago

Pages from the Past: "No place to lay His head"

How did Mary feel to hear Jesus make that comment about having “no place to lay his head”? She had been that resting place; she had welcomed him in from the Father’s side! She laid him in th...
nunblog · 1W ago

The Drone Pilot's Guide to Eucharistic Adoration

I didn't want you to miss this article I wrote for the MY SISTERS blog.  Here's the first part, and you can continue on over at MY SISTERS. (Don't forget, using this link>> you can join MY S...
nunblog · 1W ago

Paul's prison song and the "convicting of sin"

Today we have the memorable reading from the Acts of the Apostles where Paul and his missionary partner Silas, like him a Roman citizen, are summarily arrested, beaten and imprisoned in Phil...
nunblog · 4W ago

Paul, the "Vessel of Election"

Parmigianino's rendition of today's reading.The dramatic road to Damascus story is today's first reading at Mass, but you won't hear Saul (Paul) referred to in the classic words as a "vessel...
nunblog · 4W ago

Pages from the Past: the Spirit of Sacrifice

From a book of Carryl Houselander (emphases mine): “If Christ is growing in you, you are growing towards sacrifice. If the spirit of sacrifice is not growing in you, Christ is not growing in...
nunblog · 1M ago

Called to Sanctity [[UPDATED May 5]]

Among the letters and photos saved among the boxes on top of my armoire is one from a priest who had been involved with the parish Holy Name Society during the years of my father's leadershi...
nunblog · 1M ago

Pages from the Past: "Come to Me"

“Come to me, all of you… I will give you rest.” Jesus is saying, “Come home to me.” We rest when we are at home.Home is our resting place, a secure place."Pages from the Past" are randomish...
nunblog · 1M ago

Pages from the Past: Good Friday

“Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me to drink?” There is a whole revelation in that question, above all how it shows that in the “cup” Jesus saw the Father; in drinking it, as ...