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The Word Is Life

SAINT SCHOLASTICA—HOLY TWIN

We know very little about St. Scholastica, whose memorial we celebrate today, on February 10. And what we do know is a mix of history and legend. In that regard, she is in good company. I can imagine many of the saints looking down upon humanity from their heavenly abodes, laughing with one another at the…

WHY WORRY?

It is a huge understatement to say that we are living in challenging times. Pandemics and variants, wars and environmental disasters, political strife and unrest dominate our news and media. All this together, combined with our personal struggles, losses, needs, and fears, make for a tough time for each one of us. In a sense,…

All our Christmas blessings to you

If you think you’ve had it rough this year, what with covid-19 morphing into the Omicron variant and new restrictions on our freedom looming, you have our sympathy. We have all had a tough year and we need a break. Christmas is that time to escape, even if only figuratively. Within the public health restrictions…

IN REMEMBRANCE

Wars not only destroy human lives; they destroy homes and heritages, they ravage fields, trees, lakes, and soil. But the life that God bequeathed to all creation is stronger than death. And so it was that, the chalky, bomb-pummeled, soil of a burial ground in Northern Belgium was transformed into a lime-rich environment perfectly suited…