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It’s a good thing Easter is a season, because Lent was loath to let go. The week before Easter, my brother-in-law died. Before the suitcase was unpacked after his funeral, a very dear friend died … more
There is so much in the Gospel of the days leading to the Crucifixion that makes me squirm. When I read it, and I put myself in the scene, I wonder what I would have done. Would I have stayed awake … more
Lent can be a long stretch of time for some of us. From every corner comes the call to repent — the exhortation to make a full accounting of our sins, to see our messes in the light of day. Some of … more
So, how’s the fasting going? You are not alone if you’re finding that it is a struggle to give up what you gave up. It’s not just a corporal struggle — at least, it’s not supposed to be. … more
Lent begins this week — the spiritual gift of the church that is a season of paring away the things that cloud our souls in order to see more clearly how much God loves us. We enter into the season … more
There has been a palpable shift in my household in the last year. Three boys have gone off into the world, leaving a girl as the eldest at home. Then there are two more boys, then three more girls. … more
The Christmas boxes are all carefully packed and tucked away until late November. Every year, I fight a little anxiety as I pack them away. “If I’m not here next year, will they all know how to … more
“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” -- L.M. Montgomery I love this Anne of Green Gables quote. It is nice to awaken to a new day, fresh without any … more
Advent brings with it twinkling lights, candles glowing in rosy shades of purple and pink, children with faces upturned in gleeful anticipation, ribbons and wrapping, and carols and candles. And a … more
The women of the Living Advent team at St. Veronica Church in Chantilly recently sponsored a presentation by Father Leo Patalinghug. The priest, who has taken on Food Network Iron Chef Bobby Flay in … more
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