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One of the Animal Spirits who Appears

Many people recognize that spirits can appear as animals or that animal spirits can appear to us as guides.  In fact certain saints or certain well known angels appear in an animal form. 278 more words

St. Ephrem and Dionysius, Part 3: Christ in Me

On this first day of the Nativity Fast, I thought it would be fitting to both conclude the series on St. Ephrem and Dionysius as regards  857 more words

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More on Martinmas

Today – November 11 – is Martinmas. That’s the feast day of St Martin of Tours: the picture above is Harry Clarke’s representation of the city of Tours, which we can see in St Barrahane’s Church, Castletownshend, here in West Cork. 551 more words

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St. Patrick, Drew Brees, and Adversity - Or, Engaging 5th Graders During CCE

I’ve taught Continuing Christian Education (CCE) for about 10 years, give or take a year. During that time, I’ve taught pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd-5th grades. 932 more words


Who is St. Patrick?

Meet St. Patrick, Patron Saint & National Apostle of Ireland. 1

Photo credits: irishparade.org

I’ll be honest. I did not know squat about St. Patrick of Ireland until I was required to read about him in a book I was required to read for a class in grad school. 1,214 more words

I grow in continual fear: An Original Poem

*Written on October 12, 2017. Included are links to some of the influences behind what is said here, such as the song below. A few days after I shared this publicly, I “discovered” a very similar poem written by Wendell Berry (see below), who is also one of my poetic influences.* 213 more words


Where's the Craic?

Ireland is a beautiful place! I can say that first hand now. I just returned from a week long vacation to this gorgeous land (hence the delay in my posting…). 473 more words

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