Tag: Mary

The Windows of St. John – The Visitation

 December 21, 2017

We are starting the peak travel time of the year as families, separated by miles, gather to celebrate Christmas. Some of these women travelling are pregnant. They know first-hand the difficulties of travelling when dealing with morning sickness or a bladder that is being pressed upon by a developing baby. Mary, after being told by […]

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The Windows of St. John’s – The Annunciation

 December 14, 2017

My home church, St. John the Evangelist in Jackson, Michigan, is filled with beautiful stained glass windows. I’ve long admired them and the way they tell the story of Jesus through art. And so I’ve decided to share them with you, starting with the ones that depict the five joyful mysteries of the rosary which […]

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Worry Beads

 October 7, 2017

Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7 Anxiety, creeping up on me, sneaking up till it grabs me by the throat, like a lion on the prey, swooping in to attack. Little fears and worries grow bigger in an instant. I find myself beset by worries and I don’t know what to do. So I […]

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Our Lady of Sorrows

 September 15, 2017

Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15 With each relationship you add to your life, each child, grandchild, son-in-law or daughter-in-law, you add joy, but you also add the potential for sorrow. You rejoice when a child is born, but that is just the beginning. With each new step, each word spoken, they […]

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Woman Clothed with the Sun

 August 15, 2017

Ordinary Time – The Feast of the Assumption Woman among the stars, radiant in her glory. A woman in her fullest potential. That is Mary. So loved as a mother that she merits a special place in heaven, among the stars, the sky as her gown, the stars her adornments. She is the crowning glory […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

 December 12, 2016

Advent – Season of Hope Mary appeared to Juan Diego at Guadalupe. She came in a format he could understand, in colors and symbols that resonated with his Indian background and in doing so she united a culture, transformed a country, presenting Christianity in a way that could be understood by all of Mexico. She […]

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The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 December 12, 2014

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” Rev. 12:1 Years ago, while living in Lansing, Michigan, I was involved at Cristo Rey Community Center, working with their summer migrant […]

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