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Night-Walking Demons of My Youth BETTY DUFFY - October 16, 2014 ... ageless and united in memory with almost every dark walk I've ever taken. Tonight that weightless feeling, which somehow never blesses me in daylight, reminded me of being about fourteen years old, "running away," barefoot, in the dark. I don't remember why I was leaving, but I'd slammed the door on my way out, not taking time to assess my readiness for a new life on the go, nor the environment into which I was fleeing. Turned out it was raining. But I did succeed literally at running away, up ...http://bettyduffy.blogspot.com/2014/10/night-walking-demons-of-my-youth.html
27th Sunday PRINTED AS PREACHED - October 6, 2014 ... very heart of the Church, which is His Body, comes forth grace - the gift of life, salvation for the whole world. We are not a Sunday resort, a weekend spiritual health spa or a one-stop sacramental snack bar! There is no product sampling here. Grace upon grace flows from the Sacraments we encounter here in this Church. The explosion of new life at every baptism. The showers of God's mercy when every confession is heard and His forgiveness is assured. The radiance of sacred love when a man and ...http://printedaspreached.blogspot.com/2014/10/27th-sunday.html
"Mondays With Mary" – 10 Quotes From St. Therese of Lisieux on the Blessed Virgin Mary TOM PERNA - September 29, 2014 ... beautiful pure corporal, to receive that white Host in which our sweet Lamb hides Himself." 5. "In that first 'fusion' with Jesus (holy communion), it was my Heavenly Mother again who accompanied me to the altar for it was she herself who placed her Jesus into my soul." 6. "With all my heart I consecrated myself to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked her to watch over me. She seemed to look lovingly on her Little Flower and to smile at her again." 7. "What a joy to remember that she [Mary] is ...http://tomperna.org/2014/09/29/mondays-with-mary-10-quotes-from-st-therese-of-lisieux-on-the-blessed-virgin-mary/
Music and Memory, Back to School Edition: Artificial Pearls PENTIMENTO - September 7, 2014 ... Taunted the lofty land With little men. * * * * * * * * * I've been asked to give a paper at a conference being held in honor of my dissertation advisor, an important musicologist now retired after many years of teaching, an Italian-American woman from Brooklyn with whom I became, during the time we worked together, somewhat uncomfortably enmeshed in a sort of artificial mother-daughter relationship. She remarked to a friend at my wedding that she hoped I wasn't going to take my husband's ...http://pentiment.blogspot.com/2014/09/music-and-memory-back-to-school-edition.html
Labor = Gifts SPIRITUAL DEVOTIONAL - August 29, 2014 Monday, September 1, 2014 is Labor Day. Labor Day is a day to kick back from our work, get a day off and pig out at family barbecues. Right? Labor Day is a day to support those laborers who unionized, and fought for fair employment wages and conditions. Right? Labor Day is the last official day of the summer season. Time to sweep out the camper or ...http://spiritualdevotional.blogspot.com/2014/08/labor-gifts.html
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) TEA AT TRIANON - July 7, 2014 ... warm room but also one who will take her charges to a midnight congress of animals at the zoo, and on an afternoon trip around the world. The literary Mary Poppins is by no means an untroubling character. Indeed, at the end of the first chapter of the first book—in which she arrives as a shape hurled against the front door in the midst of a gale, assumes the form of a woman, bullies Mrs. Banks into hiring her, snaps at the children, and doses them with a mysterious potion after she gets ...http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2014/07/saving-mr-banks-2013.html