A Journey – Part 25

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 25 of A Journey. Jonah is on a journey with a certain tentmaker, searching for the body of the false messiah, convinced that it was stolen by some of the dead rabbi’s disciples. They reach Capernaum, hot on the trail of the fugitives. 

And now the journey continues.

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A Journey – Part 18

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+JMJ+ This is a rough draft of what will, I hope, become a novel. Every time I write I find new things I need to research, but right now I’m sticking to writing the rough draft. Other parts of the story are linked on the Fiction page. Come along with me, if you like. Our journey continues.

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A Journey – Part 13

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+JMJ+ Welcome! I’m writing a rough draft for a story I’ve wanted to write for years and couldn’t until now. And in the writing of the rough draft I’ve identified some places where I need to go down a few rabbit holes to learn more. But be that as it may, I’m continuing on my way. It’s a work of historical fiction set in New Testament times with characters from the Bible, mostly, and some large lacunae being filled in with my own imagination. Other parts of the story are linked on the Fiction page.

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Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 2

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story.

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Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 49 – Merry Christmas!

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 49 of our weekly series on the soul. Just one more to go after this one and the series will be at an end, for now. Tonight I’ve been reading a homily by St. Augustine of Hippo: On the Nativity. St. Augustine always gets to me. I wish I could have heard him preach. Reading this homily I can almost hear him. I wonder if anyone with a great and dramatic speaking voice has recorded anything of his. That would be a wonderful project for someone somewhere.

And there’s a show that I’ve heard really good things about but have not yet watched. Well, I watched the first couple of minutes of the Christmas special just now, and that’s why I decided to share it with you. (See video below.) I hope you’ll enjoy it. I’m going to get some egg nog and settle down with Miss Lucy Dawg and watch it, too. And read some more St. Augustine. I do love that good and holy bishop.

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About Abby

+JMJ+ Mentioned Abby in my last post but forgot to explain, in case you’re new to following me or haven’t seen other posts or tweets where I’ve mentioned her, just who she was, so I’ll do that now.

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Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 44

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 44 of our weekly series on the soul. Tonight, I’m not talking about a book, though I will link to one in the notes, and also to a video of a brief interview with the author. Politics has been much on everyone’s mind these days, including mine. And religion is always on my mind. So tonight I want to pose a question and offer some thoughts. My views will, of course, have been influenced by others, by what I’ve read or watched, et cetera, but these are my own thoughts, and if I go wrong it’s entirely my own fault.

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Remembering the Holy Souls

Remembering and praying for the Holy Souls on All Souls’ Day 2020, especially those who no one to pray for them. May we never forget them. Lord, help us to remember those who long to be with You when their purification is done.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 33 – After Death (Continued)

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 33 of our weekly series on the soul. Before we pick up where we left off in our text, The Unseen World: An Exposition Of Catholic Theology in its Relation to Modern Spiritism by A. H. M. Cardinal Lépicier, I want to take a few minutes to talk about spiritism. Should I have done that before now? Yep. But I didn’t realize I needed to cuz I really thought we–I thought I–knew what it was. And I did. Sorta. (Notes and links are at the end of this post.)

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Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 32 – After Death

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+JMJ+ Welcome to part 32 of our weekly series on the soul. There’s more about the angels in the first chapter of The Unseen World, but I’m jumping ahead to dive into chapter two, “The Human Soul After Death.” A link to a free PDF copy of the book will be at the end of this post, along with other notes and links.

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Anotha cuppa and some Rosary art

Welcome to another installment of the A few words and anotha cuppa occasional series. Tonight’s tea is something that arrived today, Teavana‘s Jade Citrus Mint. Yum! There’s a kettle of hot water in the kitchen and some cups. Help yourself. I’m sitting down and I ain’t gettin’ up. (How’s that for Southern hospitality?) I’m using a cup that I got from some of the physical therapy staff when I was going home from the hospital a few years ago. It has a matching lid (that came with another gift and happens to fit most of my cups) to keep the tea warm and I’ve got it sitting on a cup warmer by the sofa. Ah. How relaxing. (Or it would be if Miss Lucy Dawg would settle down. She’s either hearing thunder in the distance or fireworks not so distant, and I don’t know which.) Now I want to share with you some words about a painting you may have seen if you’ve watched the Rosary led by Mother Angelica on EWTN. (1)

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Solemnity of Corpus Christi

We can learn to “love the brethren” when “we have come to know His love” (Epistle), in His Sacrament and Sacrifice of Love. This is the one true guarantee of unity amongst men. Then, and only then, will they recognize neighbor as “brother.”

From My Sunday Missal, Confraternity of the Precious Blood, quote found at Catholic Culture.
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