Buying flowers

I had to buy flowers today. Dining room table was asking That I throw the dead ones away. But those were the last ones from My flower beds, and I didn’t Want to toss them just yet. I get so sad at the end Of growing season. The decaying Heads of old friends who have …

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I remember

Today, as the country pauses to recall that frightening day twenty years ago, I take a moment, too. I was still working then. I was in our lab at Cornell setting up an experiment when a graduate student burst in saying something awful had just happened in New York City. I turned on my radio …

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My Mom

I lost my mother on August 23, 2021. I still am processing this. It is hard to come to grips with the fact that I will never see her again this side of death. I will never hear her laugh, listen to her stories, share gossip, or cook together again. My heart is full of …

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An Easter Wednesday Thought

One of the most moving of the resurrection stories is today’s Gospel. The story from Luke’s Gospel of two disciples walking to Emmaus. Jesus joins them, but they do not recognize him until after they invite him to break bread with them. I got to wondering, is that how we must recognize Jesus in our …

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Easter Sunday April 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing this Lenten journey with me. I wish you a glorious Easter. May you always be mindful of God’s great love for you as you live as Easter people waiting in joyful hope for the coming of our Savoir, Jesus Christ. Happy Easter!!!  

Holy Saturday April 3, 2021

The quiet resting of Friday continues today until the great Easter Vigil  I cannot tell you how ardently I hope you will attend the Vigil Mass. This is the best liturgy of the entire year, with its walk though Salvation History via many readings, the blessing of the new fire and singing the Exsultet, and the …

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Good Friday April 2, 2021

The Psalmist cries out that he is like the unremembered dead, or a dish that is broken.  The anguish of that cry is heart breaking. No one is really dead until they are forgotten, and if a dish is tossed out in the trash there is no hope for it to ever be useful again. But …

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Holy Thursday April 1, 2021

In the reading from Exodus  the Israelites are told what to do to be ready to leave Egypt—what to eat and how to smear the blood of the lamb on their doorposts and lintels. This blood will mark the house. It is the house of a believer. I wonder if anyone can tell when they come …

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