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Vacation Time 1957 by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Vacation Time 1957 by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares I am writing this reflection while on vacation on Long Island. I can see the bay from my window and all is beautiful and calm. During this time, I am … Continue reading

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Get in Line by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Get in Line by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares As I was watching a couple of YouTube videos showing highlights from the recent Euro Cup Final, I could not help agreeing with one of the announcers comparing the advocates … Continue reading

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Of Sheep and Blades of Grass by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Of Sheep and Blades of Grass by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares For a period of my life, I had the joy of having pets, cats to be exact. My first Siamese cat was named Mouchette. she was friendly, … Continue reading

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Tradition! by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Tradition! by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares One of the most exhilarating moments in the history of Broadway Musicals is the opening number of “Fiddler on a Roof”. You will remember that after the lone fiddler introduces the plaintive … Continue reading

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Ongoing Spiritual Formation by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Ongoing Spiritual Formation by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares Last week we reflected on the importance of apostolic zeal in the life of a Christian. We also warned that this energy must be tempered by prudence so that it … Continue reading

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Zeal by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Zeal by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares Once we arrive at the moment when we see that we are emerging from the tomb of the pandemic, we are faced with the tremendous responsibility of reconstituting our Church and even … Continue reading

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Emerging from the Tomb by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Emerging from the Tomb by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares As the weather changes and the days get longer, we walk, unencumbered by masks, protected by the medicine bestowed by God through the science that is but the result … Continue reading

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The Centrality of Humility by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Centrality of Humility by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares Whenever a modern person sees the word “humility”, they are apt to think of self-abnegation, an unhealthy self-criticism, a ‘being a doormat’. In a word, they consider it unhealthy. … Continue reading

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This Mysterious Presence by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “This Mysterious Presence by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares Once we have understood the mysterious Personhood of the Holy Spirit and the daily involvement of that Presence in the intimacy of our souls, then we have to try to … Continue reading

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How Does the Spirit Work? by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “How Does the Spirit Work? by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares Last week I tried to show that the Holy Spirit is ‘someone’ who is the love of God in our lives. In this essay, I would like to … Continue reading

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