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Reflection on the Sunday Gospel by Fr. Michael: Luke 10:38-42 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection on the Sunday Gospel by Fr. Michael:  Luke 10:38-42                      16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time SUNDAY READINGS To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings and gospel in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Genesis 18:1-10] Abraham welcomed guests – and the guests were God. Am I a welcoming person or would God get t...
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The Spirit Is Blowing: Part 3: The Gift Of Knowledge

The Spirit Is Blowing: Part 3: The Gift Of Knowledge
'He knows the price of everything and the value of nothing!' Something's only precious to him if it's costly. It's impossible for him to appreciate beauty, love and unselfishness because no-one can put a price tag on them. He values a work of art because it cost a fortune, not because it's beautiful.Success is measured by his wealth and the costly ...
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Post Camino Reflections: Walking as Meditation

Post Camino Reflections:  Walking as Meditation
"What do you think about when you walk?"This is a fair question that I was asked. When I walk, I walk. I think about not getting lost, about not missing a yellow arrow, about whether I have enough water and supplies for the journey, whether it will be hot or cold. I think about what time I will reach the Albergue. Walking is a form of meditation. W...
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Post Camino Relections: Bend My Heart To Your Will Oh Lord

Post Camino Relections:  Bend My Heart To Your Will Oh Lord
The Camino is the most physically demanding challenge that I have taken up as an adult. In fact when I finished it yesterday, one of my first thoughts was to wonder what form of madness had gotten into me in the first place to think of doing this!For thirty days I have been walking, with the exception of one day rest in Leon. Each day ...
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Day 31: Arrivals

Day 31: Arrivals
Every journey has a beginning, middle, and an end. Today after thirty one days of walking, I arrived in Santiago. It proved to be another day of incredible grace and blessings. I left Pedrouzo at 5:00 this morning in the dark for the walk into the forest. As I was entering, two other pilgrims appeared and we walked together through the darkness and...
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