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Month: December 2016

‘In the End….’

‘In the End….’

  No doubt many words shall be written about 2017 being the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima. Does it make any difference that it is 100 years? I don’t know. What I wonder about is how the triumph of the Immacuate Heart will manifest itself. That it will come I don’t doubt – but how? What form will this triumph take? And when Our Lady says, “In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph”, what…

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In a Fallen World – Love is Stronger than Death!

In a Fallen World – Love is Stronger than Death!

What would it be like to live in a world where everyone you could see was crippled in some kind of way – everyone except for yourself and your own ‘flesh and blood’? And what if every time you saw these little ones your heart was filled with pity, a pity that made you want to lift them up and carry them? Where would you carry them to? Who would you carry them to? What would you give to help…

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Behold Your Mother! It is Her Day!!!!!

Behold Your Mother! It is Her Day!!!!!

  Who could ever say it? Who could ever catch in words the truth about who She is? Who could ever say too much about Her? What does one write when one is lost for words? What does one write when there are only have tears? What does one say to someone who asks, “Who is She?” Can any one fully answer that question? Only Her Son – and those united to Him in eternity: “Ecce Mater tua!” Oh Mother,…

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Night Shift and Shifty Characters: Wake Up!

Night Shift and Shifty Characters: Wake Up!

It was C.S. Lewis who gave us Shift – the Ape who manipulated the gullible donkey, Puzzle, into doing the most stupid things. Maybe it was because he was called Shift that he was so subtle. He offers a shift in direction – a modernization of religion. In fact, he engineers poor old Puzzle and the other the other talking animals into thinking the New Religion is actually the Old Religion. Sound familiar? Maybe too many people are working night-shift…

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Why Seminarians also Should Learn to Dance!

Why Seminarians also Should Learn to Dance!

A dear friend asked for some thoughts on dancing. Dancing? The only kind of dancing I was ever able to do was with a soccer ball – and that was never too graceful. More like blood, sweat, and tears: a scene from a First World War trench! Yet, it is amazing what one begins to think about when a topic is suggested for a post. The exact theme given was, “Why Seminarians also Should Learn to Dance!” It might not…

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