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A Prayer for the Strayed

Inspiration can come from all sorts of places. Years ago I found a beautiful prayer for unbelievers inside a novel by Jan Karon.  The words expressed my sentiments perfectly, and I copied it out for my own use.  I have adapted … Continue reading

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Praying with St. Monica for the lost sheep

St. Monica. My hero.  She was the first saint that I thought of to include in my icon for the strayed-away lambs of the church. We don’t know too much about her, most of what we do know comes from … Continue reading

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Praying for the Strayed

I have posted before about my hero, St. Monica, who prayed so steadfastly for her rebellious boy.  Things turned out well for them–after a few decades of persistent praying. I ask her to pray with me for my own sons, … Continue reading

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A Question. . . about the Our Father

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory . . . Every time I go to a funeral or wedding where Protestants come and join us at Mass, I observe that our guests seem a bit lost … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey

My time at a Trappist Abbey last week was one of joy.  I arrived in the afternoon, joined the monks (26 of them) in the church for noon prayer, followed by a nice vegetarian lunch (that I didn’t even have … Continue reading

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