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We Need Saints

The following is a poem which has circulated on Facebook of late. It has been loosely attributed to Pope John Paul II and/or Pope Francis-but I think there is no official authentication of who said it or who inspired it. Regardless, I was struck by its sentiment of lay Eucharistic spirituality as lived out in the world, particularly with young people. “We need saints without cassocks, without veils-we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music that hang out with their friends. We need …

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Wonder Woman Syndrome

My wake-up call is five o’clock. My prayers of thanksgiving for the new day are placed early on. Two miles maybe three depending upon the day. I’m usually on-line no later than six-fifteen. I am there until I have responded to all emails for committees, boards and of course long-distance family members.  Emails completed it’s now time to make lunch and check the day’s schedule for my teen-age son. Once my morning chauffeuring job ends, I begin my daily routine.  Any errands that require running, medical appointments and of course, the unplanned emergencies. At least …

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