Monthly Archives: March 2012

Palm Sunday: Embracing Freedom

It is a scenario perhaps many are familiar.  Moments of triumph, cheers, where good feeling abounds.  All seems right with the world.  Yet, there is a sense that something is not right, that all is not being said.   Jesus experienced … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent: Embracing Compassion

Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer almost four years ago, my sister-in-law immediately began treatment determined to overcome the cancer.   Madeline was senior vice-president for marketing for a major bank.  As she journeyed with cancer, the bank supported her working from home bringing in computers … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent: Embracing Forgiveness

I took this picture on a beautiful summer day many years ago while hiking along Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin.  The roaring waves intrigued me as they bounced against the water’s  edge inviting me to climb from rock to rock.    It was this tree … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent: Embracing Gentleness

Sadness and destruction abound as we hear stories of recent tornadoes throughout the United States,  threat of war in the middle east, killings in schools, rancor in politics, untimely deaths and difficulties in daily life.   Being upset with someone is often easier than checking … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent: Embracing Gratitude

In the early 1970’s while a volunteer with the Glenmary Sisters in Kentucky, I finalized plans to  join the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton Ohio.  I planned a trip to Cincinnati to meet the Sisters at St. Mark’s parish where I would … Continue reading

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