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Don’t Bathe Without The Light

When I was living in Puerto Quito in January, I did not have a working shower most of the time. Instead, I had what most everyone else has in the country: a concrete water tank outside of the house that had sitting water in it. That’s where you can wash your clothes, and take a…

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Final Contact

At the beginning of this year, I was living in a new concrete house next to neighbors living in a wooden one. There were 13 people living in their little house, and food was not an extra commodity. If you’ve ever seen life in a poor or developing country, you know that food is not…

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Happy Divine Mercy Sunday

Hi, best wishes for a blessed Divine Mercy Sunday! I’ve been a little behind in the writing, as Lent and Holy Week were very busy, but there are more posts coming! Tonight begins The Year of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis. I want to wish you a year filled with graces discovering ever more God’s…

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Trust in the Way

I am a Boston sports fan. You may have heard that the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this year. Well, now what has happened, is that after the season has ended, there begins the time of free agency. That’s when the contracts finish for some of the players and they can be “dated”…

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Friends In Low Places

I have a realization to share. I have come to realize that I don’t have friends in high places. I don’t have friends who are governors or mayors or city councilors. I don’t have friends who are influential priests or bishops or laypeople in the church. I don’t have friends in positions of CEOs or…

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Happy Birthday – This Blog Just Turned 7

We were out of the internet for several days here where I am staying in Ecuador, and I missed the opportunity to celebrate the 7th birthday of this blog site. I’m grateful and amazed that it has continued since March 5, 2008, originally starting as Living Monstrance on a hosting site called StBlogs.org. It’s truly…

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Barrier To Bridge

When I was living in Puerto Quito in January, I lived next door to a large family in a small wooden house. There were 13 people in total living in this little house, including one grandma, 3 daughters with severe physical disability with 3 children of their own, 1 daughter who is a widow with…