Reflection

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Heritage

Corned beef and cabbage is not a traditional Irish dish. I remember learning this fact with a mixture of bemusement and a kind of empty

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Underneath the Snow

One day in early February when I was out for a walk, I glanced at the flower bed in front of the Rock House and

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A Snowy Start to Lent

I have always enjoyed having Lent begin in the middle of winter. It just feels appropriate that, as winter winds down and approaches spring, Lent

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The Heart

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51 A friend of mine is a teacher, in

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If Your Life was a Story…

Back in the early 2000s, I remember watching a commercial for the US Navy which began with the actor Keith David saying “If someone wrote

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New Beginnings

Every day I try to go for a walk throughout the grounds of the retreat center while listening to various podcasts. I am currently a

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The Bible in a Year

If you have read my previous blogs, you can probably see that Fr. Mike Schmitz is a big role model of mine.  I seriously love

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Psalm 127 and Pride

Recently, I met with a new spiritual director. We talked about many parts of my life, and as my director asked about certain habits (my prayer,

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