Monthly Archives: November 2011


My homily notes for the First Sunday of Advent have been posted. There have been a few additions to the “Consider Reading” and “Must Read” Files. Please recommend my blog to family and friends. Advertisements

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F is for Friendship

People come into your life for  a reason, a season, or a lifetime.  When you figure out which one it is,  you  will know what to do for each person. When someone is in your life for a REASON . . … Continue reading

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WISDOM FROM another Saint Francis (de Sales)

Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things; And when you cannot stand … Continue reading

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Part 9 Martha’s Prayer Cupboard – Day-dreaming

There is one thing about having a few minutes to myself that I wouldn’t miss for the world – time to sit and let my imagination run wild. Well, perhaps wild isn’t the word – just time to let ideas … Continue reading

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Keep Awake! by Katie Z. Dawson 

Isaiah thinks that we need a dramatic wake up call. “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,” we hear in the first verse. Mark, too, seems to be drawing our attention to signs and wonders in … Continue reading

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A Must See Video – Advent Begins

Here is a brief, wonderful, and nearly complete introduction to the Season of Advent. To look at their Advent Calendar, book mark their web site on your list of favorites, and check it out every day through Christmas: or … Continue reading

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A Prayer for One Growing Older and a Wise Joke

Lord, Thou knowest better than I myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving … Continue reading

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Part 8 Martha’s Prayer Cupboard – Friends in Need

Jesus liked His time alone with God – but He knew how to be sociable too. People from all over the place would come to the house as soon as they knew He was there. There were the respectable ones … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Day (USA)

A Saintly Exhortation Recognize to whom you owe the fact that you exist, that you breathe, that you understand, that you are wise, and, above all, that you know God and hope for the kingdom of heaven. You have been … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Universal Church

Prayer for the Universal Church Lord, I believe in you: increase my faith. I trust in you: strengthen my trust. I love you: let me love you more and more. I am sorry for my sins: deepen my sorrow. I … Continue reading

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