Emmaus, Eucharist, and Emma Thompson: The Hidden Mass in ‘Wit’

And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
~ William Shakespeare

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Discovering Good Friday on Queen Anne Hill

God has died in the flesh, and the underworld has trembled.
~ from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday

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Things Fall Apart: Of Aging, Angst, and Anticipating Holy Week

The liturgy must be understood.
For, day by day, it is our duty to live within it and by means of it.
~ Theodore Klauser

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Alter Alter Christus: Of Lab Coats, Chasubles, and Playing Priest

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
~ St. Paul

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Of Mrs. Rice, Daily Mass, and the Camaraderie of Faith


The Blessed Eucharist is precisely food, which explains why it is the one sacrament meant to be received daily.
~ Frank Sheed

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Of Godchildren, Detox, and RCIA


How does sponsorship help the newcomer? It assures the newcomer that there is at least one person who understands the situation fully and cares – one person to turn to without embarrassment when doubts, questions, or problems…arise (AA).

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Of Starbucks, Love, and Anonymous Christmas Cheer


And every man on board, waking or sleeping, good or bad, had had a kinder word for another on that day than on any day in the year.
~ Charles Dickens

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Toting Christ


It is not to remain in a golden ciborium that He comes down each day from Heaven, but to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He takes delight.
~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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Daily Mass


Attendance is sparse again today.

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Unloading Onscreen: Of Film, Formation, and First Confession

God gives us the strength to begin anew (CCC 1432).

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