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Queen of All Hearts

This week we celebrate the Queenship of Mary. Mary is our Mother and her royalty is manifested to us most powerfully in how she tends to our needs with such solicitous, knowing, maternal care. When I was 10 years old,…

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The Giving Tree

A boy loves to spend time under a tree. He eats its apples. Swings from its branches and slides down its trunk. He takes naps in the tree's shade. Day after day the boy romps around with a crown made…

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You’re Not Doing It Wrong

“I don’t hear Jesus. I ask Him questions and I just get silence. What am I doing wrong?” “Everyone else hears Him, there must be something wrong with me.” “He doesn’t talk to me the way He talks to you.…

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A Prayer of Surrender

The fog was thick that New Year’s Eve as we drove my daughter to the psychiatric unit for the 3rd time. She’d spent the last four days on a steady drip trying to save her liver after her midnight snack…

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Reaching a Little Higher

As we pick the "low-hanging fruit" along our faith walk, we begin to reach for those gems we can see, just up a bit higher. I think of the low-hanging fruit as those foundational practices for living our Catholic faith,…

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A Curly Willow Tree from God

Two weeks ago, I was driving through the countryside. It was a perfect sparkler of a day; the green golden corn stalks were breezing against the azure sky. Everything was invigorating. I had my windows down and music pumping. As…

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Intercessors with Jesus

How easily the words "I will keep you in my prayers" can slip out of my mouth when I am moved by the need of another. Not that those words are insincere, but my good intentions intersecting my distracted mind…

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Litany of Self-Love

Being in a peaceful relationship with myself - and no longer a judgmental and conflict-ridden relationship - has been liberating and transformational. Become your own good companion and supportive ally...
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