Category Archives: Spirituality

Unchanging Thighs

“God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, All right, I have something important to tell you. It’s not easy to talk about it but my therapist said that, “Talking about it will make a difference in … Continue reading

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A Seasonal Prayer for Oldsters

God of all seasons, We are caught up now in “in between” seasons again. The summer and fall provided by You were glorious. Thank you. Winter awaits us with Wisconsinites all asking the piercing question, “What kind of winter will … Continue reading

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“I Am The Vine…”

St. Paul writes, “Brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure…” Someone says, “Life is so complicated,” which it is not. Another declares, “Life is overwhelming,” turn off your cell phone and TV … Continue reading

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A Sixth Grader’s Question

“When did Jesus know he was God?” asked the twelve-year-old. I thought to myself, “A developmental question” from someone developing herself. I quickly needed to answer because, as you know, priests have all the answers on the cuffs of their … Continue reading

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Daily Messages From Master Meister

Eckhart von Hochheim O.P. (commonly called “Meister Eckhart”), 1260 – 1328 Monday’s Message —Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. —Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language. Tuesday’s Treat —Treat all things … Continue reading

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Aging Grace

Of course, things and events have different meanings for us as we age. Youngsters absorb like a sponge and oldsters squeeze out what life’s either given or what we’ve contributed to it. Where do the fruits of grace fit into … Continue reading

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Wanted: Church Volunteers

“No, no, no.” The “no” is always said in threes and sounding much like Hamlet’s mother saying, “She protests too much, me thinks.“ “You must be thinking of someone else but not me,” says the person to the priest who … Continue reading

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A Funeral Sermon, “Life’s Puzzle”

Poetic Life Leaves (at the beginning of Mass) In this early fall season, she has left us…or wait? Has she left us or has she left us with all kind of leaves to continue our “coloring?” Because the leaves from … Continue reading

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Life’s Artificial Ladder

‘My friend, I am not cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Or am I … Continue reading

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A Sermon for A Salvatorian Priest

With her children tugged safely in bed, mom now has some quiet time to recollect and reflect on the day ending and plan for what tomorrow brings. Fr. Richard’s day ends, and he thinks about the troubling dad he met … Continue reading

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