A Life Ruled by Fear

A Life Ruled by Fear

I first encountered the story of the Passion of St. John the Baptist in the Bible I received from my godparents when I made my First Holy Communion.  I sometimes think I am remembering wrong because the horrifying picture of his head on a platter seems like an image...
Promises To Keep

Promises To Keep

I like to think that Martha and Mary are modeling different spiritualities, both equally valid: Mary is contemplative, Martha is active, but both are faithful. Both believe in Jesus as the fulfillment of God’s covenant. Read the rest at the link below or on your...
A Cloud of Witnesses

A Cloud of Witnesses

I first encountered St. John Bosco as a second- or third-grader, in one of the old Catholic readers that even then were going out of fashion. We read that he used juggling and acrobatic feats as a way to attract the attention of street children so that he could share...
What I Read in December

What I Read in December

As usual, I got a fair amount of reading time in December and completed eight interesting books. My family and finished watching Poldark, a Masterpiece Theatre series based on a book series, in mid-December. We were enthralled, and to ease the withdrawal, I am now...
Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light

Lully, lullah, thou little tiny child, Bye bye, lully, lullay. Thou little tiny child, Bye bye, lully, lullay. Herod the king in his raging Set forth upon this day By his decree, no life spare thee All children young to slay All children young to slay The above...
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