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Cleaning the Sticky Tack Corner
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As The Snow
Readers of my blog sometimes tell me I'm brave, but I'm actually not. I'm...
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Notes on Our Lady While Sick in Bed
Apologies for the radio static, my friends. My chronic illness is apparently not Catholic and...
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Paintings of the Flight Into Egypt that Make It Look Like a Pleasant Jaunt Through European Wine Country
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My daughter, Rosie, is well aware by now that there are different rites in...
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Who is she that comes forth as the daybreak? Who is this queen, most...
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The Sixth Joy of Mary: The Resurrection
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The Sixth Sorrow Of Mary: The Lamentation
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