Monthly Archives: December 2015

Praying with the Mother of God for the lost sheep

Mary, the Mother of God, also prays with us for our beloved ones who have left the faith.  It was she who carried Jesus to the world, who gave birth to Him, loved Him, raised Him, brought Him to us … Continue reading

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Praying with St. John Bosco

As I finish the image of St. John Bosco, and begin work on the next figure on my icon for those who have lost their faith, I prayed for all those who have asked for prayers for their own loved ones.   With … Continue reading

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WWJD — WWID?

I read the Gospels sometimes and wonder at the people who saw with their own eyes the miracles that Jesus worked, heard with their own ears the things He said.  And still they turned away.  How could they NOT believe? … Continue reading

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St. John Bosco Icon

One of the saddest things that I witness in our society is the large number of runaway children.  Rebellious.  Rejected. Abused. Unloved.   Emotionally or physically abandoned children with no place to go.  All too often, they are victimized and become … Continue reading

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Prayers for those who have left the Church

The Gospel reading from December 7 is one of my favorites.  You know the one, from Luke:5, where the paralyzed man is lowered, by his loved ones, through a hole in the roof to Jesus, who first forgives his sins, … Continue reading

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Angels and Dogs

There are many types and levels of angels mentioned in the Bible.  Cherubim.  Archangels.  Seraphim.  Thrones and Dominions.  And so on. What do they look like?  We have no idea, really. Sometimes they are described in Bible stories as appearing … Continue reading

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