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If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart Absent thee from felicity awhile, And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell my story.     …

Mother, as your month draws to a close, I’d like to take a few moments and share them exclusively with you.  I know there will be many moments in the …

Lord Jesus, maybe it’s a bit hard for me to pray directly to the Holy Spirit—I guess I’m not quite sure how to relate with him.  Yet I know he’s …

El cine se ha convertido en la actualidad en un arte dominante. Un elemento de gran importancia para la elección de una buena película es si ésta está basada en …

Holy Saturday.  The Word of God is silent.  So where are your words, your words that are spirit and life?  Today I feel abandoned, left to fend for myself in …

You know not the day nor the hour—that’s what I’ve heard you warn us.  In your parables, Lord, the bridegroom always arrives when everyone’s asleep.  And the master decides to …

My god was my belly, my motive self-love, O Lord.  I made a rational choice to return when my stomach won out over my pride.  So I returned to you.  …

I feel a sharp prick in my hand and I awake at once.  As my eyes go in and out of focus I see what seems to be the top …

St Peter’s Basilica is a treasure trove of amazing things, but an interesting artifact tops many of the lists of must-sees: a 6 six foot wide circular slab of marble, …

Hi world. So, my name is Alex. I’ve was in prison for 24 years. I can’t say the name of the place because it’s top secret information but I was …

by Matthew Floro Although I never was allowed to have a toy gun of my own, toy soldiers cluttered my room, and my feet would hurt from stepping on them. …

A Prayer for the Feast of the Presentation Now let your servant go in peace, for I have seen… I have seen!  Simeon had waited his whole life for this …

Continuing our thoughts on beauty in art and in nature, I’d like to share with you a second parable: A father had two sons, both about five or six years …

When we ask if art could possibly be more beautiful than nature, our tendency is to at once deny it.  Isn’t creation much more important and beautiful than anything man …

por Lázaro García El título original está tomado del comentario francés de Maritain. La ciencia es un enigma. Comte y su lirismo pretenden explicar el mundo a través del enfoque …

My son was born on December 9, 1999.  We called him Peter.  And what joy his life brought to Anna and me!  On Christmas Eve our parish priest baptized him—so …

Who are you? Those looking up at you shout taunts about saving yourself, about some power you are supposed to have. And the placard above you names you king—my king. …

Sydney Carton had no future as a lawyer. This was a point he had made many times, both to himself and to those who marveled at such talent gone to …

dedicated to my kid brother Why are you here? Where have you come from? I don’t know you, or at least I don’t recognize your face. I didn’t plan to …

If you could send an text message back ten years to yourself, what would write? This question has been roaming my head for a couple days now. At first, I …

Time, 8:46 A.M. Place, American Airlines Flight 11. Characters and Scene, Mohamed Atta and his companions as they ram the hijacked plane into one of the Twin Towers, New York. …

Psalm 8 “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers…”, the stars: notes delicately scratched on the silky heavens; when I see mighty Orion battling the Bear …

April 1994. Immaculée Ilibagiza was stuffed into a 3×4 foot bathroom together with seven other Tutsi women fleeing the Rwanda genocide.   She would stay there for three months barely able …

I remember trying to learn the trumpet in high school—sitting in that classroom with everyone warming up and testing out their instrument for the first time. The noise was anything …

  What happens when somebody asks you to do something you’ve never done? Depending on what it is, to respond with nervousness can be quite natural. This is at least …

  I punch him in the arm. Hard, but not with all I’ve got. “You idiot,” I say, “don’t forget to look both ways before you cross the street.  Remember …

“Where your treasure is…” (Luke 12:34)  Our hearts all seek something, but what is it? Many of us pray for healing, to find a job, for the strength to forgive …

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