Author Archives: Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). www.Salvatorians.com. Six books on Amazon.com.

Assumption of Blessed Mother

Your boss approaches you and says, “You’re doing a great job. There’s a 10% increase for you starting next month.” You smile back to him and reply, “Thank you very much but, no. I make enough money. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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“Hide & Seek”

I’m not a parent but I know that the very first game children are taught is…no wait…they are not taught or shown or coaxed on by their parents… Their very first game is “Hide and Seek.” “Can my friend find … Continue reading

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She’s A Five Letter Religious Word

An author wrote, “I believe that there is flowing through us – those on earth, those in purgatory, and those who have reached true life – a great, unending stream made up of the sufferings, merits, and love of everyone, … Continue reading

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A Lovely Airport Story

She was anxious to see her boyfriend again. It’d been two weeks since his business trip began. Meeting him at the airport was getting exciting. Not being able to attend his girlfriend’s mother’s funeral, he felt guilty and insisted on … Continue reading

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“Mary & Martha”

The problem with Martha is that she complained to Jesus. Mary was quite content but Martha had to open her big mouth. With apologies to Jesus, I offer my list of “Ten Peeves” to which I hold out to you … Continue reading

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“The Good Samaritan”

“A man is seen lying on the ground a short distance from you. He’s bleeding, in great pain and cannot move. Left for dead on a narrow path traveling on his twelves mile trek from one town to the next. … Continue reading

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Jesus says, “Follow me”

After talking to an AT&T representative, a recorded voice says, “Please stay on the line for one, simple question.” “Ummm,” I think to myself. Alright. The voice returns, “If you owned a company, would you hire the person you just … Continue reading

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Communion: Reward or Grace, II

A Christian’s lifelong question – rarely answered to our satisfaction – but eternally inquired about: How does God participate in my life? What do I do in my life in relation to God. The Catholic Church has all kinds of … Continue reading

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A Millenial’s Decision Time, Or Not

“Okay, so I’m kinda, pretty close at that decision I can see directly in front of me. However, at some point, it seems that some of those other options are also attractive to me. I’m not sure but I think … Continue reading

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Sun, Moon & Lovers

(A friend challenged me to write a short story using the words, “sun, moon and lovers.” How did I do?) It was in a restaurant and, of course, I was late. A friend of a friend set us up and … Continue reading

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