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Love Thy Neighbor

By Ty Salvant How well do you love your neighbor? Are you willing to miss an important event for the good of others? For the past 8 years, our family has been enjoying Endymion with a friend who lives near the parade route. If you haven’t experienced a parade from that vantage point, it should […]

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What’s the Big Deal?

By Casey Sprehe There is a tendency, at times, in the spiritual life to overlook venial sins. As one decidedly on the Christian journey, I can think, well I’m not killing anyone. Really? Is that my standard? With a bare minimum approach to morality, I can expect only to bear minimal fruit. Minimal fruit is […]

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Lenten Reflection: Hunger & Thirst

By Charla Spalluto Misse I am surely not alone in feeling that this Lent has been especially poignant and sorrowful.  I remember when I first heard that the Blood of Christ would no longer be passed at Holy Mass and that the St. Joseph’s Altars were being closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  That was […]

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Worry Ends Where Faith Begins

By Kristy Solis In this ever-changing world as we journey through this pandemic, it is important to reflect, to have faith and to keep moving forward.  It is normal to feel scared, anxious, angry, sad or all these emotions at one time. You just do not want to live there. Worry ends where faith begins. […]

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Happy April Birthday

By Kim Roberts So, here we are smack in the middle of the new normal, making all the adjustments necessary to keep our families safe. Where as most days social distancing is easy enough to accomplish, it took a bit of getting used to. But, in reality, it is not really that hard to put […]

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A Quarantined Easter

By Sarah McDonald Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think we would find ourselves here: ordered to “stay-at-home” through April, missing out on the celebration of the Sacred Triduum and Easter in our church parishes and unable to celebrate the great high feast with extended friends and family. This may go down in […]

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Distance learning (and loving)

By Stacy LaMorte In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, school closures and now even church closures, we are entering unprecedented territory for our families.  Since these announcements started several Fridays ago with my own school closure as well as the closures of my children’s schools, I can’t help but look on the bright side.

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Made for Greatness

By Megan Lacourrege When I learned about purgatory as a child, I had thought, “I guess that’s where I’m going.” I didn’t believe I could personally go straight to heaven, so I thought it best to aim for purgatory. At least it’s not hell, and I’ll go to heaven eventually, right? As I got older, […]

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The Day the Churches Closed

By Ana Borden I disconnected from the stress of news and calls during the beginning of the corona pandemic by gardening in our yard. My thoughts were with my sister and brother-in-law while they were in the trenches saving those affected at their hospitals, until my husband shared the news that public masses were suspended […]

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Lasting Impact

By Ty Salvant Our thoughts, words and actions hurt or help those around us, whether or not we are in close relationship with them. One day when running errands, I had extra time on my hands and had an amazing experience. I passed up a close parking spot so the car behind me could get […]

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Appreciating the Seasons

By Stacy LaMorte I love the t-shirt in New Orleans that says, “The Four Seasons of New Orleans: Carnival, Crawfish, Snowball and Football.” While we don’t have the most defined weather seasons here due to our relatively mild winters, we do have definitive seasons of our lives. It took me some time and “wisdom highlights” […]

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