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  • "t was CS Lewis who said “The safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”"

  • "I’ve had a conversion in my life about wearing a red poppy each year. As a young adult, I used to see it as a glorification of war and I would not wear one."

  • "People are complex and to encounter them genuinely requires much sacrifice of our own assumptions, biases and sometimes ill will."

  • The poet's mystic vision beckons us to a new awakening..

  • "Christmas 1983 brought a new frenzy into the shopping market with this classic children’s toy. The Cabbage Patch Kid doll had come out in 1978, but it became popular in the 1980’s."

  • Who is this Queen Anne the poe writes about and what is our role at her court?

  • The tale of a special mother and her even more special. daughter.

  • The poet takes a look inside the mind of a hospice resident.

  • "For him “gardening is like making art and art is like gardening” telling “the world what your experience of life is”."

  • Scripture and the poet remind us that we are earthen vessels.

  • A decaying house, a determined man and death.

  • "there is a connection to inner peace and joy through every Eucharistic celebration. So many of the Saints, like Augustine and Francis of Assisi, have found themselves transformed once they encountered the real presence of God."

  • A hospice volunteer speaks of one of her first days.

  • Tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11. The poet recalls that time.

  • A mother's love seen in an afgahn she made.

  • " . . . while I myself, like Francis Peters, cannot find God in this form of art, others can and do find that it expresses meaning and value in their lives which they choose to make permanent through the tattoo process."

  • Fr Doug McCarthy, SJ, passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon (August 24, 2019). He was 74 years old. Fr Doug had served at Our Lady of Lourdes as Associate Pastor for the past six years. We have all been blessed by his presence, his ministry and his friendship. Let us pray for Fr Doug . May he

  • How does one pacify the pain of separation?

  • "Open any book about Merton, his life, his thoughts, his influence, his mysticism, and on and on, and the chances are that the introduction or foreword will be written by Brother Patrick Hart.".

  • Today's poet offers a Visio Divina of Ruben’s “Christ’s Charge to Peter” (1616)"

  • "The Annual Regatta has been run since at least 1816, probably even before that. Last year’s Regatta was considered the 200th, using 1818 as a starting point. That makes it the oldest sporting event in North America."

  • The sounds and sights of a rainy day lead the poet to hold more suffering in her heart..

  • "Billy Batson finds power by relying on those most closest to him, and allowing them to be with him in his time of suffering."

  • On travelling to New York by Greyhound - reflections of our poet

  • The arrival of spring inspires the poem for this Poetry Tuesday.

  • Today's poem is  a Visio Divina of Alfred Usher Soord’s The Lost Sheep

  • "The day was dying slowly, so we rushed to a vantage point to watch the sun set over Ayers Rock. What an experience that was"

  • " 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. "

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