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  • " Each one of these novels is a fascinating read! Excellent summer reading fodder!  "

  • " Beyond the systems we’ve set up, beyond the need to be approved of and sought after, there is still the heart.  The heart which leads us to the things in life which are truly valuable and important."

  • Today;'s Tuesday Poetry Day is in honor of the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

  • This article was originally published in The Jesuit Post (hejesuitpost.org)

  • "I wonder sometimes as I am watching them if Formula One drivers have a similar experience manipulating the computers and devices of their racing cars while the motor thunders and the constant gear changes roar. "

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday, the Poet writes of the Crucifixion of Jesus,

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday, the Poet offers new insight to a familiar story.

  • On this day's Poetry Tuesday the Poet writes of death and remembrance.

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday, the Poet bemoans a common problem.

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday, the poet writes of a Mary we might all know.

  • "Our culture to some extent believes morality to be a bad joke.  Something that is made up, and is thrown out when it becomes inconvenient. "

  • The arrival of faith in one's life is the start for the poet of a coming of age.

  • " Now then, here is one of those films, laced with depth and meaning, which can easily pass us by if we are not attentive.  I would like to reflect on the presence of both silence and noise within the film. "

  • "He was a man of integrity and deep spirituality, with a respect for all faiths and God’s creation. His epic legends about First Nations people provide insight into a way of life that has not been celebrated enough in our country."

  • "As in her earlier novels, Rowling demonstrates her research into psychopathology that marked her earlier works.  In Lethal White, she portrays the workings of PTSD with insight and precision.  "

  • " I am sorry that we have to wait until 2020 for more of Scamander and his adventures, but in the meantime I am also sure that there will be other treats!"

  • "Encountering strangers in any context provides both a challenge and an opportunity for Christians."

  • We asked writers to complete the phrase " Advent is . . ." And here is one response.

  • From Greg Kennedy comes these thoughts about Mary and Advent.

  • Many times what we dream is what we most wish could happen in real life.

  • "Even though my body stayed on the prairies in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, I spent much of my summer in Quebec, visiting Montreal and Quebec City, remote parts north along the shore of the St Lawrence, but mostly a small village absolutely off the grid . . ."

  • The lion shall lay down with the lamb or is it the other way around?

  • Keith Jarrett, Anton Chekhov and Timothy Findlay- three artists with a deep commitment to addressing things spiritual.

  • The poet talks about the changes in our life that happen when we become aware of God's presence.

  • The final poem of Poetry Week speaks of a saint who promised to spend her heaven "doing good on earth."

  • They walk among us - these unknown saints who are in the poet's mind this day.

  • Our third Poetry Week entry offers us a fascinating "What is . . . "

  • The second poem for the Poetry Week looks at who goes to heaven.

  • The first poem in this Poetry week speaks of All Souls' Day

  • "'“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.'"

  • A poem inspired by time spent at a cottage this summer

  • "As the years passed, Elgar’s “attitude towards his Catholic faith degenerated from discomfort and indifference to fierce antipathy,” says Hough. And in 1934, in his final hours, Elgar had to be convinced to allow a priest to anoint him." 

  • The poet looks at God's favorite imperative.

  • "this Summer I discovered Emma Jameson’s series of detective novels.  They were perfect reads for the hot, muggy summer that spread across the country this year."

  • Inspired by the famous lines from the Od Testament, the poet writes of God's times.

  • Who would have thought that picking a flower would be such a complicated matter?

  • "If you saw Avengers: Infinity War, you probably left the theater wondering: How will the heroes win in the end? How will they defeat Thanos? What will happen in Avengers 4?"

  • "This fictional story was inspired by the three large white quartz boulders in front of our house in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia."

  • " know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)

  • "Those present at the Synod have many matters to address and difficulties to face with courage but there are signs of hope"

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