Pentecost Questions

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a...

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Look up! It’s Ascension Day!

…Suddenly, two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?…” Acts 1:10-11   Ascension Day, 2018 Dear Beloved Community,  Why do we look up toward heaven? The angels ask a valid question of the disciples upon seeing Jesus rise...

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God is Love, let heaven adore him

God is Love, let heaven adore him; God is Love, let earth rejoice; let creation sing before him and exalt him with one voice. God who laid the earth’s foundation, God who spread the heavens above, God who breathes through all creation: God is Love, eternal Love. (T. Rees 1874-1939)...

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Holy Joy, Sacred Learning, My Friend Bill

It was a rainy blustery day when my dad took me to see his old friend Bill. I was in college and my dad had tracked down his former priest and youth group leader at a nursing home in Cranston RI.  Dad wanted me to meet Bill.  We rushed through...

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Retreat for Life!

The sound of tidal waters lapping the shore, the call of the gull, and the wonderful smell of salt air. These things bring me a peace which passes all understanding! I spent Tuesday and Wednesday on retreat at the Convent of St. Birgitta walking by the water, praying, and breathing in the...

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