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.

“Follow The Fellow” Called Jesus

“Look, look, look to the rainbow, Follow the fellow who follows a dream.” Continue reading

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Jesus’ Wine

And Jesus said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him. When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but … Continue reading

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Johnny & JC: Best Friends

We know them respectfully as John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. We honor them whenever the Mass calls for it. But these two people were, indeed, people. Just like you and me. Their mysterious lives slowly unfold, just like ours. … Continue reading

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“President Perfidy”

Donald “Scrooge” Trump (DST) coldly sits behind his desk and scolds Bob Crochet for putting another small coal on the fire when he wants mounds of coal on the fire to fire up the atomsphere. Qualities include backstabbing, betrayal, business, … Continue reading

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The Vague & Nonspecific Catholic Confession

“Bless me Father for I’ve kinda sinned. My last confession was quite a while ago. Every so often, I miss Mass. Once in a while I curse at traffic. Now and then I tell a lie but nothing serious. Every … Continue reading

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The Christmas Surprise

I wonder what happens to wonder as we age? How about the word anticipation? Or, how about that churchy word, awe. If I hear one more young person say, “It’s an awesome movie, you gotta see it” then I’ll lose … Continue reading

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Advent’s “Perfection”

What’s the word I’m looking for. Is it unparalleled or incomparable? Is it faultless or flawless? No, those are not the words I want. The word I want is “perfect.” We look at someone in a wheelchair and thing to … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Aging

What remains with the remains, when your future is far shorter than its past. Do you cue Peggy Lee’s, singing “Is That All There Is” or Frank singing to himself, “My Way?” Aging. Most try to hide it as though … Continue reading

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Advent’s “Sidekick”

“One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.” John the Baptist We all tend to think that we’re important people…and we are, yet how many times in … Continue reading

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“The Book Is Better”

How many times the comment is made when the movie ends, “I liked it, but the book is better.” The book. Full of page after page of descriptive information and most especially nuances that film can never capture. “They left … Continue reading

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