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In Memory of Fr Jim

Friends, please remember Fr Jim Czerwinski, OFM in your prayers, a friar who passed yesterday unexpectedly in Boston. He was found in his bed in the morning at St Anthony Shrine in Boston. It was a surprise to all. He was a good friend to many and he really gave himself to those who are…

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Think, Salchichas

The other day here just before Christmas, I was invited to a Christmas party for the 5 and 6 year olds in the school. The mothers all brought food and people brought some gifts for the kids. As the kids were arriving, the parents were preparing the food snacks to put on a big table…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Friends, if you find yourself complaining that Christmas has lost Christ and become too commercialized and materialistic, don’t worry. Go to your own closets, your attic, your basement, your bank accounts, your homes. Look at all you’ve got yourself, and give away everything that’s more than you need to those who don’t have.…

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God’s Approach

A few months ago, I was walking with a friend and she was telling me about her problems in math. She is studying to get an advanced degree and has to take a dreaded calculus class. “I really need help.” “Well, I was a math tutor for years, if you want I can give you…

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Invitation Only

When my friends started getting married some time ago, it was like popcorn popping. First a few couples popped, then a whole wave of marriages came along, and then a few here and there came about. Now, going to a wedding is a great experience, you get to see a real, live, heartfelt profession of…

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Resurrected Hearts Reproduce

A month or so ago, I was meandering through facebook, and I saw a post by an old friend (OK, I think at my age, it might be better to start using “friend of old” here) about Pope Francis. Now, I have facebook friends from very different perspectives. I have facebook friends from my youth…

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Volaré

Originally posted on Barriers to Bridges:
Volaré – no it’s not the car from the 70’s (I guess it was a small car???) It means, I’m flying this Thursday to return to Ecuador, to visit Chontal, Puerto Quito, Quito, Mindo, hopefully Santo Domingo and Quevedo, and also hoping to make a visit to the lay…