Category Archives: spirituality

Here I Am, Lord

I missed this posting last month at America. Written for a friend’s diaconate ordination, the story of the song’s genesis makes sense to me now, given the parameters of the commission: His friend wanted the song to include the images … Continue reading

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Prayers For Mourners

Fairly often, I find useful bits on the USCCB website. Researching another project, I stumbled across this page. On the heels of that horrific event in Las Vegas and the inevitable public hashing of the issues of freedom, guns, political … Continue reading

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Substitutions

I was reviewing some recent posts on the dotMagis site. Joseph Tetlow’s “Examen of the Future” is presented and discussed here. I don’t find the Ignatian Examen to be as much a problem in content or its vector as much … Continue reading

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Of Personal Liturgical Calendars

My wife and I have always observed an augmented liturgical calendar. We make a point of attending Mass together whenever possible on our sacramental anniversaries: our wedding, her reception into full communion, my baptism. We also observe our name saints–mine … Continue reading

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Awaken, Transform, But Not Nurse

A facebook friend linked Marina McCoy’s post on “negative emotions.” Her first one has long been a bother for me. I remember many years ago a colleague unjustly (I thought) forced into early retirement. The ugly matter surfaced at a … Continue reading

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Sporadic, More Sporadic

Heading off to retreat in a few hours, so less-frequent posting this month will become non-existent. I don’t find the energy to write up a week’s worth on my day off to schedule in day by day. Father John Veltri’s … Continue reading

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Keeping Watch

One favorite Jesuit saint of mine somewhat in the news these days is Peter Canisius. A prayer of his: Let my eyes take their sleep, but may my heart always keep watch for you. May your right hand bless your … Continue reading

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