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On Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Love and Suffering of Etty Hillesum

Published Jan 27, 2020 in Current Events, Justice, Race ~ Approx 5 mins

“We should be willing to act as a balm for all wounds.”- Etty Hillesum How  do we remember traumatic events of the past? Richard Kearney, a philosophy professor at Boston College, asked this question with specific reference to the Shoah.1 It is a poignant question, especially as we mark International Holocaust Remembrance day.  It was […]

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John the Baptist: Showing the Way | One-Minute Homily

Published Jan 19, 2020 in One-Minute Homily, Videos ~ Approx 1min

John the Baptist pointed out Jesus to those around him. Jeff Ryan Miraflor, SJ, reminds us that we’re called to do the same in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 19, 2020, which you can find here: That’s Him! It’s the Christ! Hi, I’m Jeff Ryan Miraflor and this […]

This Is Why I Dare to Pray

Published Jan 15, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 2 mins

In the last year, a small phrase from the Mass I’d not previously paid much attention to, I learned to love. It is the preface to the Our Father when the priest says, “At the savior’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say…”  

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