Daily Archives: 1 June 2012


I see the LCWR has released a brief statement on being placed into receivership. I haven’t surfed other blogs much on this. Nor do I intend to. I’m going to single out an item for comment that seems to have … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9

Many passages in Isaiah hint, suggest, or proclaim a universal salvation. This isn’t confined to the later “incarnations” of the Isaiah tradition post-Exile (chapter 40ff.). One of the most popular Old Testament passages for a funeral lays out a vision … Continue reading

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Communion In Exile

I’ve been taking some time with Sister Meg Funk’s 1998 book Thoughts Matter. In it she channels the great desert monk John Cassian and applies his fourth century principles for stabilizing the thoughts of the believer. I’m barely one-third of … Continue reading

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RDCA II, 33-35: At the Door of the New Church

When reaching the closed and locked door of the new church … 33.  At the threshold of the church the procession comes to a halt. Representatives of those who have been involved in the building of the church (the faithful or … Continue reading

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Red Final: Holy God Who Shepherds

The last two NPM offerings in the Dance square off for one spot in the Faithful Four. Let’s vote: You Tube contains dozens of renditions. This is the original recording with piano quintet, orchestra bells and small choir. Listening to these … Continue reading

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