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Learning About Life by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Learning About Life by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Recently, I had the good fortune to sign up for an intensive workshop on “writing Icons”. I was told by our teacher, a great Greek iconographer named Theodore, that one … Continue reading

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Solitude and Loneliness by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Solitude and Loneliness by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint When I speak to people of my love for monks and hermits, they look at me with a rather blank expression on their faces. Most people have had no interaction … Continue reading

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Auras by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Auras by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint During my brief vacation in Russia, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the homes of two of the greatest writers who ever lived, favorites of mine. These great men were Leo … Continue reading

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The Faith Triumphant by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Faith Triumphant by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint While vacationing in Russia last week, a place I had always wanted to see due to my love of Russian Writers like Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov, I had occasion to … Continue reading

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God’s GPS by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “God’s GPS by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint What did we do before we had the benefits of the GPS? I remember pulling over on dark roads in New Jersey, and by the tiny light in the interior of … Continue reading

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Trust by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Trust by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The story of Abraham is key for the entire religious cosmology of the West. In the three monotheistic religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Abraham emerges as a very important, almost archetypal … Continue reading

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Let Go Let God by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Let Go Let God by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Most of reality is in the middle of things. By that, I mean you are called to keep both sides of the question in mind and balance two seemingly … Continue reading

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Archbishop John Carroll’s Prayer for Government

Share the post “Archbishop John Carroll’s Prayer for Government” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Archbishop John Carroll’s Prayer for Government We pray you, O God of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with … Continue reading

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Word Power by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Word Power by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Have you ever been strengthened and uplifted by someone’s words of encouragement? When things look particularly bleak, a word of hope and appreciation can mean so much and turn the tide … Continue reading

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Moving On by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Moving On by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint June is a strange month. It is a time of summation and also a time of moving on. When one thinks of June, one often remembers graduation from school. Scholastic programs … Continue reading

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