Category Archives: liturgical calendar

Body and Soul

Four summers ago I had a wonderful morning routine. I would rise at dawn and jump on my bike to ride 25 minutes to another neighborhood of the city where I would meet a friend at the local pool and … Continue reading

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Becoming fully awake, they saw his glory

Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up a mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who … Continue reading

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5-year rewind: To reach the goal is nothing else but the will to go

In honor of my five-year anniversary blogging at Felice Mi Fa, I am sharing five of my favorite, most meaningful posts. I have always really liked this post entitled “To reach the goal is nothing else but the will to go“, which … Continue reading

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A strong driving wind

I read the first reading of today’s readings for Pentecost at my Confirmation. I loved the auditory “image” of a sound like a strong driving wind – something swirling into the room that had the power to embolden, to change … Continue reading

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In defense of signs and wonders

Disclaimer: I have a obsession with trying to get Thomas off the hook. I worry that this weekend’s Gospel story of “doubting” Thomas is reduced to condemnation of people whose devotion is based on experience. Is Thomas’ sin not so … Continue reading

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Let us rejoice and be glad

Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Deep down you know that sincerity and truth is more satisfying. You cover it … Continue reading

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The fruitfulness of desolation

There are some Gospel passages, poetry, songs, pieces of art, for which I know I’m not ready. I’ve pondered them and know in my heart that someday they will mean something to me. Someday they will shake my foundation. But not yet. … Continue reading

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The world is not held together by my worry

When I was in graduate school I took a class in Alexander Technique, which can be best (though incompletely) described as a body-awareness method meant to help us use our bodies most efficiently by removing bad habits of tension. Alexander … Continue reading

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From “Hosanna” to “Crucify Him”

Year after year, every Palm Sunday, I ask the same questions: who would I have been, had I been with Jesus? And how long would it have taken for me to reject him? I’m sure I wouldn’t have been one of … Continue reading

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Five reasons I observe Lent (and two non-reasons)

Last weekend’s NYT article about why many people who don’t affiliate with a religion have jumped on the Lenten bandwagon got me thinking: it’s been a while since I posted one of my Great Defenses of Lenten Commitments. It’s time … Continue reading

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