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      6th Sunday: Be made clean!

      Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean! (Mk 1:41)This Sunday’s...

      Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

      When Venerable Pope Pius XII granted that the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus be observed on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash...

      Charlie Charlie: A wake-up call for sobriety

      When I was a teenager in the early seventies, an older cousin introduced me to the Ouija Board. At first, I thought we were...

      With courage and charity

      In 1993, when I was a young married man with a growing family, I received a magazine in the mail as a gift from...

      Equality

      Most years, the last week of Advent finds my family scrambling to finish the Christmas preparations. This year, it looks like everything will be...

      What are you grateful for?

      The question stared back at me from an email sent by a nurses' professional group where I hold membership. I read it on a...

      Ten suggestions for contemplation in a noisy world

      I sat in my kitchen on the morning of Labour Day, watching and listening to the activity around me. My husband, myself, and our...

      Making a bread oven

      A bread oven is simply a dry hollow pile of mud and straw in which a fire is built. When the fire dies down,...

      Lost Lectures

      So the first thing to do was to be coached in arithmetic and algebra. I was taught these subjects by an old specialist who...

      Mud

      Most of my family is only at our “home” during the Christmas holidays. Because our time there is short, generally spanning between American Thanksgiving...