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God’s Sandbox (bring your own bucket and shovel)

Need peace, need to think, need a great prayer spot? Go to a beach! It doesn’t even have to be summer to benefit from the calm it provides. Bring your own bucket and shovel … God will supply the tranquility.
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Is that Mr. Bean?

Suzanna Molino Singleton finds humor and inspiration from an encounter with the acclaimed biographer of St. John Paul II.
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Me-me-me Birthday Prayer

I’ve never done that before – prayed only for myself in a single prayer session – and yet it felt suitable. No way I could have survived 59 years without God.
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Sundays aren’t for football and other kids’ games

Remember our Sunday-best outfits? As children, we girls wore patent leather shoes, frilly party-type dresses with white gloves, clutched matching patent leather purses, and hats with ribbons snaking down our backs. Hats for women once were a requirement in Catholic churches – can you imagine that today?
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Most important parts of life

Sometimes our focal point in life is off. We should be looking at – and appreciating – what we are holding in our hands – life’s blessings and gifts.
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Columbus Day is a celebration of faith and heritage in Little Italy

Baltimore’s Italian community will launch its 128th Columbus Day Commemoration & Parade Sunday, Oct. 7 – an event deemed the longest-running Columbus Day celebration in the United States.
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The light we need

Humans need light – that’s all there is to that. It is scientifically proven sunlight lifts our moods, and a good explanation as to why people generally feel happier and more energized in the summer.
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Should Jesus be in the picture?

How much better would our lives be if Jesus was always in the picture?
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The Gentleness of Father Bernie

I find him to be such a tender and calm soul. He speaks gently. He celebrates Mass gently. He acts gently. I love chatting with Father Bernie – his tranquility is contagious.
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Two of my friends don’t believe in God

I do know this … we have no power in other people's spaces. But God does.
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