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A Pilgrim Journey with Pope Francis – Praying in silence

150922163524_papa_virgen_caridad_del_cobre_624x351_afp_nocreditPope Francis made a visit to Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Charity). This is the home of the Patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity.

Watching the scene unfold on television was both uncomfortable and joyful. I happened upon it by accident, simply turning to the TWC Papal Channel 199. There was Pope Francis, the camera zoomed in tightly to the back of his head as he sat in a chair before the statue of Our Lady of Charity. That was Continue reading

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Nothing leads to something

kingsizehomer10(This was published on my personal blog, a place where I write – or try to, anyway  – more regularly.)

Whoops… once again days go by before I post. Where do I begin? Not that I think that everyone (or anyone!) is hanging on my every word, but I do like to be faithful to this little blog and blogging community. There are many times a lack of posting indicates that I am in the midst of some busy-making, which in all honesty, I dislike. That said, I have my day job, and I do a bunch of other things on the side. Aside from needing the extra cash, I am given the gift of doing things that I really love.

Don’t get me wrong, there are many things I love about my day job, but the things I really love… teaching, public speaking, directing retreats, and even my marketing consulting get my blood flowing. It is all ministry oriented work, which is a great privilege. (For the record, I seriously dislike the use of the word “busy” as some red badge of courage!)

That said, I do find that Continue reading

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