Posts Tagged With: Vocations

Today’s find: Stammer

I had occasion in recent days to spend a little time with a priest whose debilitating neurological disease has almost entirely robbed him of the ability to speak.

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Today’s find: Mantle

Our son Chris marks the second anniversary of his ordination today. And to celebrate, he’s moving from Kansas City to Dallas…where he’ll begin a brand new ministry at a Jesuit retreat center.

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Today’s find: Wealth untold

One of these days, perhaps I’ll learn to take Jesus at his word.

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Today’s find: Fullness

‘Children, it is the last hour,’ writes St. John in the passage we heard from his first letter at Mass today. Apropos, to say the least, on this final day of 2014. But it was the Gospel reading—also from John—that really caught my attention this morning: To my ear, at least, a pitch-perfect summary of the season…and the year we are about to conclude.

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Sunday Snippets

How about kicking off your Super Bowl Sunday with a little inspirational reading or reflection? You’ll find some starting points at RAnns place — where there’s a weekly gathering of Catholic bloggers huddled under the title of Sunday Snippets.

This week’s question:  What was the biggest change in your life recently? And that’s an easy one for me — our first grandchild came into the world a month ago Monday. She continues to delight us with her unique view on the world.

As for blogging this week: I wrote a reflection on a father’s role in encouraging religious vocations…and I said farewell to a dear friend and spiritual companion, one who is now a full-fledged member of the communion of saints.


Let us pause now…to remember that we are in the presence of the Holy One.



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