In Life, Sometimes We Fall Down the Crevasses

Climbing the Khumbu icefall on the way to Mt. Everest helps us gain perspective on the pitfalls in our lives and how we can avoid falling from God’s grace.

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“O Antiphons” of Advent

O Antiphons refer to the seven antiphons or short sentences sung or recited preceding the Magnifcat during Vespers, evening prayers, of the Liturgy of the Hours (or the Divine Office). In the Roman Catholic church, they are part of the special preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, December 17-23. December 24th is Christmas EveContinue reading ““O Antiphons” of Advent”


There is a period of time right after All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day when it seems that we already have to start thinking about Christmas and we haven’t even reached Thanksgiving yet. I suppose this feeling happens if we watch network TV and advertisers are pushing the envelope by starting Christmas ads right afterContinue reading “Expectancy”

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine…

I love the sweet scent of jasmine on a hot summer evening as I sit on the porch and drink an ice-cold glass of water and listen to the breeze gently blowing and rustling the tree leaves. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. The jasmine sits in a comfortable spot in a container on myContinue reading “Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine…”

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