Remembering All Souls with a Joyful Sorrow


faith, Grief

This week the Church celebratedAll Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – “Dia de los Muertos” – the day of the dead – and dedicates the whole month of November to remembering and praying for all souls who have gone passed from this life to the next. If I were an anthropologist  (maybe in another life) I’d present […]

November 3, 2016

Running on Grief


faith, fitness, Grief, Health, Mental, Random, Running

I’d like to try and start sharing a few other thoughts here about running and exercise and faith and grief that I’ve “kept in my heart” and pondered over, even though it’s almost impossible to try and put these feelings into the right words. Sometimes while I’m running, I suddenly feel a little self-conscious as […]

October 7, 2016

Hope Risen


Easter, faith, Grief, Random

This Holy Week, we remembered the sorrow and the pain Christ endured for us as he accepted his Cross, carried it, was nailed to it, and died hanging from it. I can imagine the anguish his Mother Mary and those who loved him felt as they watched him suffer, as they watched him die, as […]

March 27, 2016

Uniting our Sufferings with Christ’s


faith, Grief, Lent

A couple weeks ago, I picked a friend up to drive her out to a mini retreat we were both going to for the day with a group of wonderful women from our parish. My friend (I’ll call her Jane) can’t drive anymore because just a few months ago she became suddenly very ill and […]

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