Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Precious Jesus, guide your priests to choose wisely in a world filled with temptations that draw them away from what is true and holy. They, like their sheep, are given the free will to choose. Protect them Lord from every evil that allures. Grant them peace in their repentance when they have  fallen. Give them strength to [Read More...]

Blue Blue Birds

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One of the delights of living a single life in silence is hearing the change in the songs of song birds. I had noticed over the past week that the black capped chickadees had started their flocking call. Their two-note whistle, after which the species in named, is the familiar chica-dee-dee-dee-dee. I had seen a [Read More...]

Catholic Farmer Schools from Grave

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This farmer ramps it up a notch…after he’s died…and schools us all in how to feed the flock. I’m a gardener and not techie enough to know how to load the video properly. So, click on the link below to see what Bud pulled off [http://screen.yahoo.com/inspiration/iowa-funeral-surprise-232632077.html] That folks is how to evangelize! [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Mother Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray with us for women discerning a life as consecrated Sisters or Nuns. Guide them in their desire to dedicate their life to your Son. We pray that their hearts are filled with a love that will sustain them through years of service to others. Strengthen them in their times [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Lord our God, you have called our Sisters and Nuns to serve you and one another in love. Bless our sick Sisters and Nuns today so that they may bear their illness in union with Jesus’ sufferings and restore them quickly to health. Bless those holy women who have grown old in your service and [Read More...]

Butterfly Circus Short

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A movie short that in 20 minutes will cheer your heart.     13:30 “The greater the struggle the more glorious the triumph.” Rebecca Hamilton has more on Nick Vujicic’s life in Christ, http://bit.ly/1n3o0uI Nick Vujicic, July 13, 2013, The Butterfly Circus Short Film Full HD [Read more...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Lord Jesus, we your people pray to You for our priests. You have given them to us for our needs. We pray for them in their needs. We know that You have made them priests in the likeness of Your own priesthood. You have consecrated them, set them aside, anointed them, filled them with the [Read More...]

Father’s Hands

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The love of greenhousing began when I was very young. I remember being carried on my mother’s hip along a cobble-stoned path that ran the length of the greenhouses—my family had an acre under glass. We walked through the warm and humid houses, past benches of colorful flowers. I would breathe an air unpolluted by cigarette [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Come Holy Spirit and guide our Sisters and Nuns in the formation of new communities. In their venture let them be free of anxieties that distance them from trusting God to provide.  Help deepen their confidence in one another during uncertain times. In humility let them feel Christ’s presence in all that they do. Lead [Read More...]

Fire Too Close

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The siren was close. The main road I live on, Berry, intersects with Meridian three hundred feet east of my drive. It’s not unusual to hear the siren of ambulances or police cars. Sitting at my desk I tried to determine the direction of the sound. It had stopped near my house. Not good…not good [Read More...]


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