Category Archives: Personal Reflections, Discernment, and Prayer

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Prayers as we await a new Supreme Pontiff

Wow, another week has flown by. It has been truly historic – especially in respect to the events of Rome. For the first time in nearly 6 centuries the Chair of Peter is vacant not because the Papa has died … Continue reading

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March for Life–2013 (a week and a day later)

This post may be slightly overdue by a couple of days; nevertheless, I still think it bears relevance. Well, I finally did it! I finally attended the March for Life in Washington D.C. It was an awesome experience! Alas, 8 … Continue reading

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Mini cyber-retreat – Day 3 “Charity”

Today is the third day in our mini cyber-retreat. I will be reflecting on the Theological Virtue of Charity. Please join me in prayer and contemplation. Day 3 – Charity “And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: … Continue reading

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Mini cyber-retreat – Day 2 “Hope”

Today is the second day in our mini cyber-retreat. I will be reflecting on the Theological Virtue of Hope. Please join me in prayer and contemplation. Day 2 – Hope “Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the … Continue reading

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Mini cyber-retreat – Day 1 “Faith”

Well, ‘tis been quite some time since I have posted some real substance to this blog. So, I am going to try to make some small amendment. For the next three days, I’m going to compose a kind of mini … Continue reading

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“The Burning Babe” by St. Robert Southwell

One of the advantages of being a student enrolled in a “great books” curriculum is the fact that I am constantly exposed to excellent Classical literature. In my studies this Autumn, I came across a wonderful poem, “The Burning Babe,” … Continue reading

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“A shoot shall sprout……..”

“A shoot shall spout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.” This excerpt from the 11th Chapter of the Book of Isaiah comprises the reading for today’s Morning Prayer in the Divine Office. Today, … Continue reading

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