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St Nicholas Day

Four years ago we woke to wonder. Today we woke to rain and grey skies. And chaos. The usual kids bickering, yelling. Tonight I found bite marks on Anthony’s back. No one would fess up to having done it. Anthony, not thrilled at having to wait. Ben also doesn’t like waiting. While they were waiting, […]

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A New Look as St Francis

At the beginning of the month I finished this new biography of St Francis of Assisi. I’ve been meaning to write down a few thoughts about it, but it keeps getting pushed to the back burner. But now that our new pope has taken the name Francis, suddenly it has acquired a new urgency. In […]

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Holy Night

This was just so beautiful, I just had to share. My Lord, God, You have led me by a long, dark path, Rocky and hard. Often my strength threatened to fail me. I almost lost all hope of seeing the light. But when my heart grew numb with deepest grief, A clear star rose for […]

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