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    Annunciation by Hermann Josef Runggaldier. Image courtesy of Shemaiah Gonzalez.


    San Fermo Maggiore Church in Verona, Italy, features foundation stones from the fifth century, so I was quite surprised to find, tucked behind one...

    Loved as I Am

    For years now, I have been working on accepting and internalizing a particular truth about God: that God loves me as I am, no...
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    Collecting Past and Present

    There’s a tiny games and hobbies shop off the highway near my house. I have to make at least one U-turn to find it....
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    Connection with God

    It often happens that our spiritual lives are not in synch with the liturgical calendar. Some years we may approach the holidays with an...
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    Lessons in God’s Presence from a German Shepherd

    We recently adopted a new dog, a German Shepherd around two years old. He is a shelter dog and was previously in at least...
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    Lessons in Jedi Training and Ignatian Spirituality

    A painting by a Baltimore-based artist hangs in our bedroom, a gift from my eldest daughter. The painting depicts a young girl—blond hair down...
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    When We Miss the Fruits by Our Snap Judgments

    The apple tree in our front yard stands expansively as a remnant of the apple orchard that once spanned our community. I took one...
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    Finding God Through the Autumn Leaves

    It is autumn. The leaves have changed, and the wind has a slight chill, reminding us of what will come. Autumn is God’s way...
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    Letter to God in the Fall

    My sweet Lord, It is turning to autumn, and I feel your presence again in a different way: a tender, private manner. It is quieter...
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    I Tried to Hide

    Psalm 139 always makes me a little nervous. The psalmist begins: “O LORD, you have searched me and known me. / You know when...