Category Archives: liturgical calendar

Who are your saints?

The people in my life have made it easy for me to believe in a God of love. My co-workers are generous, faithful, and funny. They are kind to me even when I’m annoying, and they supported me last year … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, Volume 11

— 1 — I am very excited to be taking my first trip to Martha’s Vineyard this weekend. We didn’t go anyplace like that when I was growing up because, well, (gross overgeneralization alert!) we weren’t rich, but I’ve always … Continue reading

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And he was transfigured before them and his clothes became dazzling white such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Jesus was transfigured, revealed. Not changed in substance, just in form. He was always glorious, but needed to look … Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Iggy: That is enough for me

This was written about two years ago, and touches on themes that I was just writing about recently – such as the value of prayer even when we’re not sure we “mean” it. I’m reposting it as part of my … Continue reading

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Thy Will Be Done: Utopia, St Joseph, and the Occupy protests

I should start by saying I’m not a communist. For someone with an apartment, car, expensive education and closet full of blue dresses, that seems like a peculiar place to start. You’d think it would go without saying. (Undoubtedly the … Continue reading

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Keeping the vigil

There are two things on which I can rely during my mis-named Easter “break”: I will do a ton of singing in my home state, and I will get sick. This year was no different, with my first sign of … Continue reading

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This is my body…this is my blood. Take. Eat. Drink. There is so much to be amazed about in the accounts of Jesus’ final days. Knowing how he was to die, for us, I suppose I shouldn’t be amazed that … Continue reading

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Five things for Ash Wednesday

As it always does, the liturgical calendar has wended it’s way back to Ash Wednesday and we are off again on our Lenten adventures. Because I have a busy day with a number of rehearsals (and of course, some church!) … Continue reading

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This has been a tough year. No, I’m not talking about 2012, we’re not far enough into it yet. I’ve never had a reason to get off the academic schedule so I’m talking about AY 11-12, since Labor Day when … Continue reading

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Ashes at Starbucks

Let’s get one thing straight: I am not anti-ashes. I know people who get all worked up over Ash Wednesday, because it is a popular liturgical holiday which is not a Solemnity, and conjures more excitement from the faithful than, … Continue reading

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