Death Prep (Part 1): What It Is, What We Can’t Do About It

Death can be very beautiful – like a wedding – if we make it so.
~ Fr. Solanus Casey

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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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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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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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Getting Ready for Fundamentals of Nursing

That song is such a beautiful, poignant picture of old age and opportunity – a dual reminder that all of us (our parents, loved ones, me, you) will eventually reach our expiration dates, but also that, now, while we’re younger, we have so many chances to touch the lives of others already there.

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We Embody Christ By Caring For the Sick, and By Enduring Our Sickness

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By his passion and death on the cross
Christ has given a new meaning to suffering (CCC 1505).

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Best Answers: Of Nursing, Foolishness, and SNL


“We don’t go on because we’re ready. We go on because it’s 11:30.”
~ Lorne Michaels

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Fill Your Heart With Faces and Names, For You Live in Mission Territory


It is a wonderful thing to be God’s faithful people. We achieve fulfilment when we break down walls and our heart is filled with faces and names!
~ Pope Francis

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Teaching Death


To make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
~ T. S. Eliot

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Of Baptismal Largesse and Healing Outside the Pool


The sun’s light is not diminished by this bountiful expenditure: no more is the influence of the Holy Spirit by the largeness of its outpourings.
~ St. John Chrysostom

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