Category Archives: Personal Reflections, Discernment, and Prayer

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54 Day Rosary Novena for Peace in Ukraine

In light of the present Ukrainian crisis, and realizing that there really are no advantageous “human solutions” to the current disturbing situation, I believe it is imperative that we take advantage of our only effectual means of solving this calamity … Continue reading

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“Why We March………”

One week ago today, I was arriving in Washington D.C. with my group from the great state of Wisconsin to participate in the 41st. annual March for Life. It was a tremendous blessing and honor to again attend this event. … Continue reading

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Novena to St. Teresa of Avila

Hello everybody! As you all know, the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila is coming up on October 15th. St. Teresa is the Foundress – the “Holy Mother” – of the Discalced Carmelite Order. She is a great saint, Mystic … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother and Queen of the Apostles–Be With Us!

“Jesus Christ is counting on you! The Church is counting on you! The Pope is counting on you! May Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always accompany you with her tenderness: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Amen.” … Continue reading

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“We are an Easter people………. Alleluia!”

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John: “Jesus said to His disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you … Continue reading

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The link between Wisdom Teeth, Vocational Discernment and the intercession of St. Apollonia

Please pardon my absence from my blog. The life of one who is discerning Carmel includes: eat, sleep, pray, and work – I’m still trying to fit “blog” into one of those categories. However, this week, on Good Shepherd Sunday, … Continue reading

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Habemus Papam

Habemus Papam! Almost a week has passed since the election of our beloved Pope Francis and I’m still “bouncing off the walls” with excitement. Well, it’s about time that I shared my joy and thanksgiving for the Holy Spirit’s choice … Continue reading

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