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“Not my will but Thine be done.”

One of my favorite Lenten devotions is the Stabat Mater. Whether I’m praying this beautiful prayer or listening to its musical composition either by Giovanni Pergolesi or in the traditional Gregorian Chant, I always find that my soul is uplifted … Continue reading

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“Oh, how sad and sore distressed….” (Posted a day late)

   Yes, I know all of you who checked into my blog yesterday were disappointed upon not finding my usual Saturday post, dedicated to the Blessed Mother. I do apologize, I was on my Confirmation retreat all day yesterday and … Continue reading

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“For the sins of His own nation….”

 Hello everyone. One week left in Lent until Holy Week. How is it that time always seems to fly? I vividly remember Ash Wednesday like it was just yesterday. This spiritual “detour through the desert” is almost finished. Then we … Continue reading

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“… Make my heart with yours accord.”

 Ah, how come last Saturday seems like yesterday – time does fly. Somewhere, this past week, in the middle of Algebra, Biology and George Orwell’s 1984, I looked up and said: “nuts, I was supposed to post something today.” O … Continue reading

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“Can the human heart refrain…?”

 Hello everyone, what a beautiful day God has made for us. Out here in Southeastern Wisconsin, Winter’s snow is nearly melted – though the brisk winds have not yet dissipated. The cloudless blue sky towers over us like the mighty … Continue reading

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… “Holy Mother, pierce me through.”

I cannot believe it! Another week has come and gone and I have written nothing in between Saturdays. I had something planned for both Thursday and Friday, however, one thing led to another – including shoveling the 8+ inches of … Continue reading

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“…Now at length the sword had passed.”

 Alas, I am once again posting just moments before midnight. For those of you who may be concerned with my lack of shut-eye, don’t be – God supplies the vigor of youth to make up for lost hours of sleep. … Continue reading

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