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Seeking Wisdom Above All Else

The Scripture Readings on Sunday (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A) were all about wisdom: 1st Kings 3:5, 7-12 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 Below are my thoughts and reflections on how the readings encourage us to seek wisdom above all else. (Before I continue, I can’t help but make the sad observation that the …

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Superman: Red Son

What if Superman crash landed in the Soviet Union instead of the USA? That’s the premise of the graphic novel, “Superman: Red Son,” by Mark Millar. It’s a very Interesting story with really awesome artwork. I read it recently thanks to Hoopla Digital’s wide selection of comics available through my public library. Because he lands …

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The beautiful simplicity of St. Kateri

(Sketch I drew in about 2002, when I still had the physical motor capabilities to draw with traditional materials) I am really not sure what drew me to St. Kateri Tekawitha (Feast day, July 14). Maybe it was because, as a kid, I thought it was pretty cool and interesting that there was a Native …

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Mother of the Church

It’s really simple actually, if Mary is the mother of Jesus, she is also the mother of all those who bear his name as Christians. Mother of Christ = mother of Christians. All those who were baptized into Christ have become his brothers and sisters. If that’s the case, we have the same spiritual mother, …

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Buried and Raised

This life has the sense of being buried with Christ… We experience all the limitations of our mortality and have yet to experience resurrection with Christ. Even in the midst of the Easter Season in which we rejoice for the victory of Jesus Christ over death, in the anticipation of our own sharing in that …

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Easter 2020

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag′dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.” – John 20:1 Even though it may be dark outside, Jesus has truly risen from the dead. It was in the darkness that …

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Death swallowed up in Victory

Death has lost its power…We may still experience death but we know that we will rise and be glorified in, through, because of, and with, him who conquered it. I can’t say it better than my man St. Ephrem the Syrian: ”Death slew [the Lord Jesus] by means of the body which he had assumed, …

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Holy Thursday under Quarantine

By Juan de Juanes – [2], Public Domain, Link This evening is the beginning of Sacred Paschal Triduum, the holiest 3 days of the year in which the mystery of the Passion, Death and Resurrection are made present. We can actually enter into it. Holy Thursday is when Jesus instituted the Eucharist: “I am the …

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