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    God Gives Us an A

    A couple of years ago, I had a student who spent quite a few free periods hanging out in my office. One day, he...
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    People Who Can’t Stand Me

    I was griping to a friend about a person who just didn't seem to like me. This guy avoided me when we were in...
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    Showing Up Messy

    One afternoon right before the end of the fall semester, a smiling child came rushing down the school hallway shouting, “Mom, I just have...
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    Joseph’s Fiat

    Every year, at Christmas Eve Mass, a soloist in our parish sings “Joseph’s Song” by Michael Card. The simple melody conveys a sense of...
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    Finding God in What Is Tender and Small This Season

    In Advent, we await the second coming of Christ, and we also welcome the ways that God breaks into our lives again and again....
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    Flying Houses

    My patronal feast, Our Lady of Loreto on December 10, was elevated on liturgical calendars in 2019. I love this title for Mary, even...
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    Advent Began Early This Year

    I sometimes have trouble focusing on the season of Advent and its message of hope. No matter how well-intentioned I am to keep the...
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    Carrying the Cancer Cross

    During a Mass for the Anointing of the Sick, the priest referred to the famous Caravaggio painting The Calling of St. Matthew. In it,...
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    Quiet Lives

    One evening, after the children are asleep and the porch light has been switched on and my husband and I can hear the hum...
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    Fitting In or Standing Out

    I no longer recognized myself in the mirror. I am a 52-year-old woman, and I am completely bald. Cancer treatment does that. I had...