Category Archives: religion

Ways to Pray for Healing

The poem about carrying images and other prayers is ready to share. I posted it on Cowbird, which is a lovely platform for poetry with multiple images. To read it, go here: I am so grateful for people who have … Continue reading

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“The Prayers of All Good People Are Good”

I used to teach Willa Cather’s My Antonia quite often when I taught English at community colleges. It is still one of my favorite books. The one line that has stayed with me all these years is one said by Jim Burden’s … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent

I went to Mass today with surprisingly little trepidation. I was ready for the hugs and even the one friend who was teary. I was ready to listen to the Scriptures. And I knew the first reading, Genesis 15, at … Continue reading

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“Habits” interview on A Nun’s Life

This interview is almost two years old, but I didn’t realize it was available as a podcast. I had so much fun doing this interview with Sister Julie Viera and Sister Maxine Kollasch. For those who would like to hear … Continue reading

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Red River Valley

I have been driving around North Dakota the last few days. It is something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while. North Dakota was one of three remaining states of the contiguous 48 that I had not been to … Continue reading

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Cemetery Committee Report

As a new pastoral council member, last night I attended the annual parish meeting. By far the best report came from the Cemetery Committee. They are a group of older men– looking for volunteers– whose cemetery management and development is … Continue reading

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Props for Father Daniel

Father Daniel Durken died on Saturday, March 29, at the age of 85. For me, he will always be the model of what a priest should be and can be. Hard working, fully engaged with Scripture, prayer and with people, … Continue reading

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