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Feast of Saint Lawrence (10 Aug 2017)

Back in the days when Latin was the working language of the Church there were two phrases that were commonly used in opposition to one another.  402 more words

Daily Messages

Courage, action and philosophy

Morning coffee on arrival at the Front, near Verdun, in 1916. The man on the right of the group is Teilhard de Chardin, the French scientist and religious  mystic.   346 more words


Going to The Father

“Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.” (John 13:1) 231 more words

Devotions/Bible Studies

Ο επαναστάτης που ήρεμος καπνίζει το τελευταίο τσιγάρο πριν από την εκτέλεσή του!

Η φωτογραφία τραβήχτηκε λίγα λεπτά πριν από τον θάνατό του. Λέγεται Φορτίνο Σαμάνο και ενέπνευσε τον Θανάση Παπακωνσταντίνου να γράψει το ομώνυμο τραγούδι.

Με χαμόγελο και ένα τσιγάρο μπροστά στον θάνατο. Ο μεξικανός επαναστάτης, Φορτίνο Σαμάνο, στέκεται περήφανος μπροστά από το εκτελεστικό απόσπασμα. 


This Baby Can Fly! [Pondering the Afterlife]

On Earth, the soul is invisible and it’s hard to believe in what you can’t see. –The Afterlife of Billy Fingers

My friend, Ann, thinks her dad visits her from the afterlife as a cardinal (the bird kind, not the Catholic kind or the NFL kind).

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Just Beyond the Moon

Shoulders hunched at a 45 degree angle, he wasn’t the 6′ tall man he used to be. But we always reported his height and weight, 6′, 190lbs, anytime someone asked. 815 more words


Rock me baby, I’m 68 years old today!

Yes, I become 68 years old today! Old old old, I’m told – but like all elderly people I not feel old at all. Well, that’s what everyone thinks from age 32 to 92. 655 more words

Poems By Vonnely