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Feast of St. Oscar Romero

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

St. Oscar Romero, martyred Archbishop of San Salvador was killed on March 24, 1980. If you don’t know his story, consider taking some time today to learn more. Romero was killed while celebrating Mass in a small chapel. When he was appointed Archbishop, many believed that he was the...

Pastoral Pearls: Be like a tree

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. ~Rumi I read something in a reflection last week that spoke to me – “As we grow in gratitude, we grow more willing to let go of our attachments to things that hold us back.” And so, Rumi reminds us to “let the dead...

Pastoral Pearls: Irish Wisdom

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May you never forget what is worth remembering, Nor ever remember what is best forgotten. ~Irish blessing Funny... when I read this quote I found myself thinking about all the times that someone tells me something really important – even their name – and somehow I do not...

Pastoral Pearls: where the spiritual life leads us

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The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it. ~ Henri Nouwen What do you think of this quote? I think it’s scary and convicting. When the world is such a mess that it makes me mad at every turn, I tend to disengage. With all that is going on...

Pastoral Pearls: Letters to Live By

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

I loved this user-friendly tool from the fascinating true-life story of Dr. James Doty, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. I would like to practice these Letters to Live By as a way to be a person who lives from...

Pastoral Pearls: In our community ...

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Last week’s Gospel focused on “Love one another as you would want to be loved.” My heart is heavy with the story of one who needs very concrete “Love” at this time – selfless, understanding, and compassionate. Here is her story. Please pray for her and help...

Pastoral Pearls: Get better

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

So many kinds of despairing challenges in life try to beat us down. We can let them, and let life overwhelm us … or ... we can USE them, draw strength and new direction from them. These things do not just happen to us, where we just have to accept them. They may happen despite all...

Love & Justice

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

I was on a beach vacation with an old friend, Mary when I heard that Amir Locke was killed. Mary lives in Uptown and so she has been in the midst of the particular pain of racial injustice that has taken hold of Minneapolis and spread around the world in the recent past. “What does justice...

Pastoral Pearls: Help a Grouch

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

The National Day Calendar says: National Do A Grouch A Favor Day is a call to kindness on February 16. Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one. On February 16, maybe you can be the one to find the sweeter side of a grouch. For some, it’s in their nature to...

Pastoral Pearls: Stronger than you think ...

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Life can be tough ... Throw curveballs ... Take scary twists and turns ...  It’s hard for me to see straight when that happens, much less think straight. I can just want to curl up and hide under the covers. I hate to admit that the mantras running through my head most often seem to...

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