A Criminal Companion for Holy Week

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom (Lk 23.42).

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Of Borrowed Time and the Other Cruelest Month

Until that day dawn – and it may not dawn at all while I am in this mortal flesh – I shall go on hoping. Hope deferred is good enough for me.
~ Dom Hubert van Zeller

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Hallowed Ground: A Wintry Visit to a Fresh Grave

For those who have surrendered themselves completely to God, all they are and do has power. Their lives are sermons.
~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Physic of Tears

Crying makes us feel better, even when a problem persists.
~ Judith Orloff, M.D.

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Caring for Strangers: ‘His Wide Mouth Home’ Remembered

He’ll lie down, and our breath
Will chill the roundness of his cheeks,
And make his wide mouth home.
~ Dylan Thomas

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True Gratitude is Enough

If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart

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Of Pericopes, Susanna, and the Long Form of Our Lives

We can’t hope to know others as we should like to, but we should make it our business to know them as well as we can.
~ Dom Hubert van Zeller

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Blessed Babbler: Notker of Saint Gall

The magic is out of your hands.
~ Randy Bachman

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Felicia’s Glimpse of Heaven

In heaven, our seeing will be direct… (Frank Sheed).

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Liturgical Fiscal Year: A Thought Experiment

Apple is like the United States. Their fiscal year begins October 1.
~ Rush Limbaugh

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