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The Un-Certainty of Lent PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

One can never be certain of the weather!  Just consider winter in the Northeast this year.  It’s been nothing like winters past.  There was a terrible snowstorm even before winter set in, and things have been fairly quiet since then.  Those anticipating beautiful snowfalls and plenty of sledding have had to resort to man-made snow or trips to Vermont and Maine.  New Englanders are coming to realize that there can be no certainty with the seasons.  One must be prepared for anything at any time.

The Greatest Gift PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

I was trying to put some religious meaning into Valentine’s Day.  It was called St. Valentine’s Day at one point, wasn’t it?  Are we supposed to emulate this saint, and what was he all about?

What’s On Your End-Table? PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

Every morning I retreat to my study to start my day with prayer and reflection.  It is my quiet time with the Lord.  As I told you, I have a favorite chair that serves as a wonderful spot for my daily ritual.

I also have an end-table next to the chair that holds everything I need---especially my books and coffee cup!  One can tell a lot about an individual by looking at their desk.  I wonder if the same holds true for an end-table.

In The Bleak Midwinter PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

I love the Christmas season, and it is hard for me to say good-bye to it.  Something that marks the end of the season for me is our family Epiphany party or Petit Noël.   This year I even made an Epiphany cake! Tradition has it that if you put a token in the cake, the person getting the cake slice with the token will have a blessed year.  I inserted a little image of Jesus in the cake, and I couldn’t wait to see who would get the special cake slice.  We crowned my niece after she got the special piece.

The Little Drummer Boys PDF Print E-mail


By Pat Haggerty

I often watch the Today Show to get my day started.  The other morning, a minister was on talking about how to get the joy from the holidays.  He noted that this can be a stressful time and that we are often looking for the elusive, perfect Christmas.  His message was simple:  make memories and don’t worry about perfection!

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