Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Prayer by Joseph Chiwatenha

[Joseph was the first known Chrstian martyr among the earliest Catholics among the Huron tribe.  He and his wife were pillars of the nstive American Catholics in the first half of the 17th century in Canada.  Pope John Paul II … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wise Wednesday Words Written by Women

I will have nothing to do with a God  who cares only occasionally. I need a God who is with us always, everywhere, in the deepest depths as well as the highest heights. It is when things go wrong, when … Continue reading

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Saint Augustine (354-430) ON PRAYER

[This is the seventeenth of a series of posts featuring a saint, mystic, or writer to include some of their thoughts on prayer as well as a prayer written by or ascribed to him or her.  Today is this saint’s … Continue reading

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TODAY IS the Feast of St. Monica

A Mother’s Love There is a Christian hymn that goes, “There is a balm in Gilead, a balm that sets me free… This popular song reflects the desire of many people’s hearts to be healed by Jesus Christ. As St. … Continue reading

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Glory to God for All Things: An Akathist – Part 5     

[“This Akathist, also called the “Akathist of Thanksgiving,” was composed by Metropolitan Tryphon (Prince Boris Petrovich Turkestanov) in 1934.  A copy was in possession of Protopresbyter Gregory Petrov shortly before his death in a prison camp in 1940. Suggestion: Light … Continue reading

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Our Crazy English Language on another Silly Saturday

Did you know that “verb” is a noun? How can you look up words in a dictionary if you can’t spell them? If a word is misspelled in a dictionary, how would we ever know? If two mouses are mice … Continue reading

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HALLMARK THEOLOGY: The Death of Someone Else

[When I was in college seminary, we students sometimes made snide comments about “Hallmark Theology,” which was something easy to understand, syruppy sweet, memorable, and small enough to fit on a greeting card. Now that I am older, wiser, and … Continue reading

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Watchmaker and Whistleblower — Oops!!! 

A watchmaker opened a shop in a small village. Most of the men who lived there worked at the local mill. For some time the watchmaker noticed a man who stopped daily, took out his pocket watch, flipped the protective cover, compared … Continue reading

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Saintly Blessings

Now, wherever we are, and in every place, and at every hour, throughout each time of each day, may all of us honestly and humbly believe, holding in our hearts to love, honor, adore, serve, praise, bless, glorify, exalt, magnify, … Continue reading

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‘merican Mystics: Robert Bly (b. 1926)

[A simple definition of a mystic is one who seeks to experience God or the Transcendent.  Many of the greatest mystics have shared some of those experiences through poetry.  This is one a series of posts to share a spiritual … Continue reading

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