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150 Years of Faith & Family

5 years ago

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This past Sunday, Bruce and I attended a wonderful celebration:  the Sesquicentennial of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockville Indiana.  Bruce was born in Belleville, IL but his family moved to Indiana when he was very young.  His family eventually settled in Rockville, among the beautiful rolling hills and famous covered bridges of Parke County.…

A Mission from God

6 years ago

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Last week, I was blessed to attend the annual Heartbeat International Conference, held in Chicago.  The theme was “On a Mission from God,” inspired by the classic 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.”  We all received dark sunglasses for fun, and I swear I saw Elwood greeting people at the door! I attended many of these…

Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection

6 years ago

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I read the following reflection at my Lay Dominican meeting this weekend. (St. Mary Magdalene Chapter, St. Albert the Great Province)  We take turns sharing reflections, usually using the Sunday Gospel reading. ********************* This weekend, the Church will once again hear the remarkable Gospel passage of Lazarus being raised from the dead.  This miracle is…

The Blood of Martyrs

6 years ago

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This morning I was shocked and saddened to read of the brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel, a Catholic priest in France.  Father Hamel was assisting at a small rural parish while the pastor was on vacation.  While saying Mass, Islamic terrorists entered the Church, forced him to his knees, and slit his throat reportedly…

#WorthRevisit: Always a Mom

7 years ago

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In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, I am posting this for the #WorthRevisit link-up on Reconciled to You. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s reading this, especially to my own mom, Kathleen, who gave me, and continues to give me life and love. ************************************************************* Twenty-one years ago, I celebrated Mother’s Day for the first…

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