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How My Brown Scapular Helps Me Face Death With Trust

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time (June 28, 2015)

Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24

Psalm 30:2,4,5-6,11,12,13

Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15

Mark 5:21-43

One thing that has always impressed me about the Catholic faith is that, no matter how long you live on this earth, you will never know everything there is to know about the faith. 1,264 more words


What can you possibly say?

What do you say to a friend who has told you that she has just learned that she has four months to live?

I wrote about my co-worker who was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma shortly after giving birth to her second child.   403 more words

Daily Post

Six weeks on

As all the sights, sounds and sunshine of a Devonian summer increasingly surround us, our lives are affected by an amalgam of emotions as we live in this strange new land of loss that we’ve never occupied before. 1,365 more words

Past Entries

How to Die

Last week my maternal grandmother died at the age of 96. The story of her end is miserably familiar to most of us in the Western world: after living a vividly interesting, engaged life, she faded, first in body, then in what one might call force of life (or the willingness to grapple with it), and then, at the very end, mental clarity. 1,324 more words

Meditations And Poetry

On Not Waiting to be the Hummingbird (sermon)

On Not Waiting to be the Hummingbird:

The Life and Death

of Lee Hawkins

First Parish Church of Groton

May 24, 2015

Two decades ago, I had the chance to speak with the coordinator of my grandmother’s hospice care, who happened to be an acquaintance of mine. 1,631 more words

Unitarian Universalism

Catherine: Grieving the loss of a son

The words Father God spoke as Jesus was being baptised were “This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased”.

I don’t for one minute think I am God or that my son was but the sentiments I feel at my son’s passing are the same as the God of the universe. 842 more words

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