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Immersed in the Story

Some people can work numbers in their heads faster than I can begin counting on my fingers and toes. Some are gifted with the ability to make everyone feel like they are the most important person in the world. Others can size up a situation in no time flat and succinctly offer a reasoned solution. Me? From an early age, I knew that there was a mystery at play in the world that many others couldn’t see. I was, and am, drawn to the ancient stories—the beginnings of the world, the Quest, and self-sacrifice. I …

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May It Be Done to Me…

  On May 31, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Visitation. Here’s a reflection on the day: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” Luke 1:46-47 As I work here at Our Lady of the Visitation today…Mary’s statement resounds within me. When I am in the flow of the will of God…my inner most being exults. No matter what struggles are in my life…there seems to be an inner calm…a certain “yes” that pervades my interior. There are really no words to describe it accurately. It …

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It’s Not Easy Being a Woman

Kermit once said, “It’s not easy being green.”  Such is no longer the case.  Green is “in.”  Green is hip.  Green is as convenient as purchasing the cloth grocery bag, conveniently located right next to the convenient scan-it-yourself aisle.  Green is available at farmer’s markets and specialty stores and even regular grocery stores.  Green is loudly touted by the media, by the teachers, by the government. But, you know what’s not easy?  It’s not easy being a woman. This thought struck me as I opened a new bag of bread on Monday morning.  As I …

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The Fifty Days

Our forty days of Lent have been completed, days marked by prayer, fasting, almsgiving.  Parishes held days of prayer and reflection, gave out Rice Bowls, sponsored Friday Fish Fries.  Now, after the Triduum,  we find ourselves in the Great Fifty Days, the Easter Season.  While we had some idea of what to do to observe Lent, often the Easter Season just seems like going back to usual.  Lent stretches out over all of its six and a half weeks, but Easter Season seems to fizzle out when the lilies fade after a few weeks. I …

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