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Remembering the Desert: May We Never Lose Our Hunger

Moses said to the people: "Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God, has directed all your journeying in the desert, so as to test you by affliction and find out whether or not it was your intention to keep his commandments. He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger, and then fed… Continue reading Remembering the Desert: May We Never Lose Our Hunger

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I Have Found My Peace: The Radical Joy of Unfulfillment

"In you, oh Lord, I have found my peace, I have found my peace." These sung words* reverberated through the church at Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana. 180 of us high school freshmen sat in dimly lit pews and listened to the concert prayed at every Confirmation retreat in my parish for the… Continue reading I Have Found My Peace: The Radical Joy of Unfulfillment

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Coronavirus Edition

Hello! Today marks 50 days of quarantine for my family - and while lock-down is beginning to loosen up in my state, it doesn't look like things are changing drastically anytime soon. It's weird - at 50 days, life is beginning to feel normal. Zoom is as commonplace as scrolling Facebook. Charging out of the… Continue reading World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Coronavirus Edition

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The Abject Misery of the First Holy Week: Why I am Hopeful About Easter Under Quarantine

Hello! Well, here we are in the final stretches of Lent. The journey is almost complete. In only a matter of days, we will be welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem and the great drama of Holy Week will cause time to stand still. Except in April 2020, time already seems to be standing still. This year,… Continue reading The Abject Misery of the First Holy Week: Why I am Hopeful About Easter Under Quarantine