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Ecumenical Prayer (with Taize chants) for 2019
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Ecumenical Prayer (with Taize chants) for 2019
It's been a crazy busy week, so I've decided to start my Laudato Si Sunday reflections next week, and post the schedule for this year's Ecumenical Prayer evenings that will be held in different churches. If you are in the Edmonton Area, don't hesitate to join us at any of the prayer evenings note...
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An evening with Michael McDonald
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The poster below says it all...
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As I Am #11 -- Marcos and the first waltz
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As I Am #11 -- Marcos and the first waltz
When I moodled about Santos and Pipe back in December, I realized that I am a few episodes behind in sharing the wonderful #AsIAm series of films created by Michael McDonald for L'Arche International.Michael will be visiting L'Arche Edmonton in February, and offering an evening of storytelling an...
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Sunday Reflection: To live self-controlled, upright and godly lives
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Sunday Reflection: To live self-controlled, upright and godly lives
This reflection is brought to you byTitus 1:11-14 and Pope Francis' encyclicalLaudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.Your grace, O God,is with us always.But too often we treat your worldlike it isn't holy.Our "worldly passions"prevent us fromliving with self-control,uprightness,and godliness.We ...
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Word of the Year, 2019 Edition
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Word of the Year, 2019 Edition
It's been a good Christmas break, more or less, and here we are, a week into 2019 with nary a moodling yet! Though I haven't been online much, the musing and doodling that I call moodling has been ongoing, at least in my head. For readers who have been with me a while, you know that one of my fir...
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Christmas Reflection: Daystar in our hearts appear
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Christmas Reflection: Daystar in our hearts appear
We've turned the corner. The days are getting longer once again. Our family spent the A few days last week around the turning of the light in Jasper, Alberta, noticing the glory of the skies, and most especially the snow-capped mountains.These days, the sunrise doesn't hit the peaks until after n...
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Sunday Reflection: an Advent Classic
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Sunday Reflection: an Advent Classic
Today's reflection is brought to you byIsaiah 12.Shout aloud and sing for joy:great in our midst are you,O Holy One.That's pretty much it in a nutshell, my God.We just need to learn to see you in all of life,to know that you are with usno matter what.Then even our sorrows can become joy!+Amen.Adv...
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Santa Lucia Day
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Santa Lucia Day
A friend just reminded me of a wonderful experience from my year in Up With People. We were having our morning meeting in Oshawa, Ontario, when the theatre darkened, and the girls in our cast from Northern Europe processed in, singing for the feast of Santa Lucia. It was a moment that I will neve...
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#AsIAm #12... Santos and Pipe
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#AsIAm #12... Santos and Pipe
L'Arche Internationale has done it again -- another lovely and quirky video in the form of a Latin American docu-telenovela. It's a bit longer than usual (3 parts) but definitely worth watching. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv19_Qd0C_U&list=PL0_C91MnwZxQci8leGRgwLf39re21IgQr
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Sunday reflection: Love's holy harvest
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Sunday reflection: Love's holy harvest
Today's reflection is brought to you byPhilippians 1:3-11.O God,it's easy to thank youfor the people we love,to pray with joyfor the oneswith whom we seeeye-to-eye.It's easy to believethat you are workingin those we agree with,and to pray for their success.But the real challenge isto be grateful ...
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Special Invitation
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Join us for the BEST. CHRISTMAS. PAGEANT. EVER.(I'm not kidding. The Annual L'Arche Christmas Pageant is a favourite among those who have attended it in the past. One of my friends says it's where the spirit of Christmas begins for her, and I have to agree. No one leaves without a smile.)Come, an...
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What would you take with you?
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What would you take with you?
Last week I had a good chat with my friend Allie, who used to live in Paradise, California until four weeks ago today. She told me that everything but her fireplace and a trio of white cast iron table and chairs were gone, the patio furniture with not a mark on them! Everything else burned to the...
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December wonderland
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December wonderland
The first weekend of December brought us a lot of lovely, light, fluffy snowfall that left us with plenty of shoveling to do! On my way home from the dentist this morning, I ran around with my camera because I think the snow is simply beautiful. Don't you?
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Untitled
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This week's reflection is brought to youby the old French hymn,Venez, Divin Messie.Because I've discovered that many hymns translated from their original language lose a little bit in translation, I am looking at them with new eyes, and bringing them to prayer this Advent, starting with one that ...
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The Knave of Hearts, Re-moodled...
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The Knave of Hearts, Re-moodled...
I recently rediscovered the fellow to the right as I was cleaning my desk, and decided it was time to revisit my first meeting with him for this Sunday of Christ the King... The Knave of Hearts,he stole my heartand took it clean away.                &n...
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