“Rabbouni”

by Melanie on April 18, 2017

in Catholicism, Cursillo, Nonfiction, Spirituality

Note: On Tuesdays and some Sundays, you can find me at Your Daily Tripod, owned by my friend TonyD. A longer version of the post below appears there. Mary Magdalene was full of words and requests… and probably worries and grieving and nervousness… when she thought he was the gardener. Would he send her away or […]

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The Basics: Born in the late third century in Portugal; died about 303 in Spain; canonized pre-congregation; feast day, April 16. Martyr. The Story: The 700-mile journey must have started with joy, and perhaps a little apprehension. After all, Engracia was leaving her home in Braga, Portugal, to marry a Spanish nobleman. The match was significant enough […]

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Note: On Tuesdays and some Sundays, you can find me at Your Daily Tripod, owned by my friend TonyD. A longer version of the post below appears there. It is a frustrating, agonizing, humbling experience to see family and friends suffer—physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually—and to know there’s not a whole lot we can do to […]

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Laugh Out Loud

by Melanie on April 8, 2017

in Affirmations, Going 60 MPH, Memoir, Nonfiction

An occasional series based on stuff that hangs in my room… or my heart. Every once in a while, someone will tell me I’m funny. I never quite get that, because I think I’m about the least funny person I know. Fairly intelligent, yes. A good listener, most of the time. Reliable and responsible, check. […]

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