Charla Misse Category

My Guardian Dear

By Charla Spalluto Misse In my second year of college, I was fortunate enough to go on a ski trip to Vermont with friends. As I went to school “up north,” I discovered that all my new friends had been skiing since they were young. I, on the other hand, had only been skiing a […]

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A Prayer Group at Home

By Charla Spalluto Misse Throughout my life, I have most often prayed alone. Of course, I go to Mass and pray before meals with my family. I also say morning and evening prayers with my child. Other than that, my daily time of personal reflection and prayer is usually alone. I have very little experience […]

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His Presence Among Us

By Charla Spalluto Misse You may know this story, as it occurred in Baltimore when Pope St. John Paul II visited in October 1995. I was surprised to learn of it 20 years later. Because I was so touched by it and have often recalled it, I was compelled to share it with you. I […]

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What will you leave behind?

By Charla Spalluto Misse Oct. 22 was the Feast Day of Pope St. John Paul II. Being a saint of modern time, his prolific teachings and far-reaching efforts profoundly touched the lives of most Catholics today. I remember his visit to New Orleans in 1987. While most youth encountered him when he spoke at the […]

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Think Fast

By Charla Misse Next time you feel strongly to make a quick decision, take a minute to ask yourself why. The fact that you feel strongly should actually give you pause.  A strong feeling that leads to a quick decision may feel like the right choice, but think again. Are you being driven by fear […]

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I Did Not Want to Write This

By Charla Spalluto Misse Some people long to have a voice … I don’t. Some people are comfortable being judged … I’m not. So why did I want to write a blog? … I didn’t! When I was asked to contribute to the Clarion, before I could decline, I felt a sharp tug emphasizing that […]

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