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- On the Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary: She Shows up in the Most Surprising Places
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Category Archives: suffering
What is it to really thrive? Do you feel as though life has been passing you by? Are you waiting for your ship to come in? Do you find yourself asking if this is all there is to life? Not long ago … Continue reading
Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the Lily of the Mohawks, will become the first Native American saint. She will be canonized along with six others at the Vatican this Sunday on October 21, 2012. Disfigured and blinded by smallpox Kateri Tekakwitha was a Native … Continue reading
A saint who had a tough time in prayer Today’s saint sympathizes with all of those who have difficulty in prayer. Because like most of us, she experienced the distractions of everyday life, a wandering mind, hardships, boredom, challenges, and … Continue reading
Tractor trailers bear his image. In Italy, it is not uncommon to see semi-tractor trailers zipping down the highway boasting an image of an infamous Capuchin friar. On my own visits to Rome, I have seen this on more than one … Continue reading
A popular lunatic One of my favorite old-time TV programs is the Honeymooners. A line from that 1950s sitcom which always makes me laugh is when Ralph Kramden, played by Jackie Gleason, gets flustered at his wife and yells, “To … Continue reading
This week has two different feast days of saints who had died in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Auschwitz. One on August 9, is for St. Benedicta of the Cross, a Carmelite; and the other on August 14 is for St. … Continue reading
St. John Vianney: Having difficulty learning and being labeled as slow There are saints for poor students, and especially for those who are perceived to be unable to ever amount to anything during their lifetime. St. John Vianney, or St. … Continue reading
The Big Lie. There are certain myths that a lot of people believe in this life. A big one is thinking that others in this life are having all the fun. It is the thought that perhaps all these others have … Continue reading
A senseless tragedy The media has been dominated by the shocking news of a gunman in who presented himself before the theater of a midnight premier of the Batman movie, “Dark Knight Rises” and proceeded to throw canisters of gas … Continue reading
Obama’s campaign speech There has been a lot of controversy during the last few days over what Obama said to business owners in a campaign speech given in Roanoke, Virginia: …”look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on … Continue reading