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To Pray Like Blessed John XXIII, in Youth and Old Age

On a Fall day in the year 1898, an almost 17 year old future Pope wrote the following in his journal,

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Recognizing Grace in a Manual Transmission

This past week, I’ve been on vacation. Actually, it’s been a “stay-cation,” with me working on little projects around the house. The repairs to our home after the hail damage (from the storms back in April) needed to be managed … Continue reading

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Because Life is Like an Epic Poem (Not a Report Card)

—Feast of St. Zachary  Report cards used to be a once every nine week event. Remember those halcyon days? Information technology being what it is, nowadays we can check our children’s grades daily. Oh, the horror! I say that because … Continue reading

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Because the Vocation You Pray For May Be Your Own

A few days ago, I wrote a post where I said that as a father and husband, I can’t literally go “to the Desert.” I quipped “maybe in the future.” Sure you will, I thought to myself. And then I … Continue reading

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Because Being a Parent is a Vocation

I came across this little quote from one of the Doctors of the Church, St. John Crysostom today: “The primary goal in the education of children is to teach and give the example of a virtuous life.” How often do … Continue reading

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