An Extended Circle

“Remember when he got his acceptance letter?” my wife and I asked each other (more than once). “Remember when we dropped him off in the circle that first day?”

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Leaning on Green: Of Ice Skating, Down Syndrome, and Ordinary Time

Brave men are vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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Symphony of Humility

Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals (Ps 150.5).

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Welcome Weekend from the Other Side of the Car Window

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It was a striking contrast — the brand-new dorm already filled with brand-new freshmen, and my daughter, the budding medievalist, keeping us connected to our past.

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A Memorial Tribute to a Good Shepherd

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Bishop John M. D’Arcy addressing the alternative Notre Dame graduation rally, May 17, 2009.

 

Justify your episcopal dignity by your unceasing concern for the spiritual and temporal welfare of your flock.

Give yourself to prayer continually, ask for wisdom greater than you now have, keep alert with an unflagging spirit.

The greater the toil, the richer the reward.

~ St. Ignatius of Antioch

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