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. So here we are, nearly two weeks past Ash Wednesday. How’s it going so far? Staying away from the wine or chocolate? Still off social media? Setting aside […]

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The Basics: Born in 1828 in Ukraine; died June 5, 1905, in Poland; beatified June 9, 2013; feast day, June 5. Woman religious. The Story: Politics may have gotten in the way of Malgorzata’s vocation, but oppression couldn’t stop her from doing the Lord’s work in a variety of ways. She was born of Polish parents just […]

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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. In today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 6, Jesus gives us the Lord’s Prayer. But before He shows us how to pray, he tells us how not to pray. […]

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I’m so excited to read this book I can hardly stand it. First, Pat Gohn rocked my world with her book Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, which introduced the concept of spiritual motherhood to me. She’s become a friend and a spiritual writing mentor. Second, I was “away” from the Catholic Church for most of my […]

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