Showing posts tagged as 'catholic-church'

My Class

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit

September 28, 2011 21:44

Last night was the first night teaching my fifth grade class. Before we finished the year this past May, I made the decision to move up with my fourth graders, and I was really grateful that just about everyone signed up to have me be their teacher again.Yesterday was like a family reunion, and we had so much fun, just talking and learning. We bonded very well last year, and I think that will...

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Live The Life

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Soups-and-stews

September 25, 2011 15:38

Friday was an interesting day. In the afternoon, I went to a funeral home for the viewing of a gentleman who died in our parish.Something happened while he was participating in a triathlon, and he died. By all appearances, he was in top shape. He left a wonderful wife and a young son. Just tragic. I pray that the angels led him to paradise, the martyrs greeting him on the way to the heavenly...

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On Silence

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 14, 2011 19:11

I'm still riding high from my retreat that ended last Monday. What a joy it was to have some extended silent time.I had a lot of positive feedback about the posts I wrote about my experiences, and I hope that somehow I was able to convey my desire that you too might be able to experience some silent time in the not too distant future.

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Being In The Country Is Good For The Soul, Pt. III

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 10, 2011 10:00

I guess I could have done a post just on all the various barns I saw while I was in the country this past weekend.It's amazing to me how different they are from one another, and yet, there were a couple that we almost exactly the same.While out on my long walks each day, I was also struck by how many barns are falling into disrepair. This one, however, was well maintained. I guess even farmers...

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Being In The Country Is Good For the Soul, Pt. II

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 09, 2011 06:11

I woke up yesterday to let the dog out, and to my right was a very beautiful sunrise. You know the kind, where the whole sky is kind ofan orangey-red mix, and the clouds take on a pink-like hue.I raced inside, got the camera, and then walked to the road to take this photo. My little camera doesn't do the best job taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets, but I thought it came out pretty cool.

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Happy Feast Day, St. Ignatius

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

July 31, 2011 17:00

St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491, and died on July 31, 1556. I've always been fascinated how the Catholic Church marks the feast day of saints, not by their birthday, but by the day they entered into eternal life.Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows how much I've been influenced by the writings of this saint, especially through his great gift to Christianity, the Spiritual...

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What Are You Sowing?

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

July 11, 2011 06:40

In Catholic churches this weekend, the gospel reading came from Mark 4:1-20, known as the Parable of the Sower.The imagery is simple. A sower goes about planting his seed. Some fell on good soil, some on bad. Seeds sprang up, and some survived, others didn't.

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Immersed in St. Ignatius

Tags: Blogging, Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

July 03, 2011 09:59

three-minute retreat. But the last week has been rather tumultuous, and even though I needed to be praying more than ever, in hindsight I missed plenty of opportunities, which included taking just three minutes to use this devotional. I'm sure you can relate.Today, I went to Loyola's site and learned that they had come up with a really great way to get immersed in Ignatian Spirituality. They're...

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Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

June 14, 2011 07:16

King's Men. Overall, it was a great experience for me and the two guys I went with.Rustic to say the least, the retreat took place at French Creek State Park in Pennsylvania, not too far from Amish Country.The 120 participants varied widely in age and background, and came from up and down the eastern seaboard.Everything the King's Men do has three common themes running through: How can men be...

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