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It’s About Being Grounded PDF Print E-mail

By Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

Pope Francis has come into our lives bringing with him a breath of fresh air.  He is forcing us to look at our Church in new ways and forcing us to face social justice issues.  He is showing us that life lived in a “simpler way” is the Christ-like way.  Gone are the majestic robes, the palatial living quarters, and those red shoes!

What does this tell us?  It tells us that we must look at life through a new lens---the lens of simplicity and meaning.  What is important?  Who is important?

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:54
Hospitality---the Ultimate Service PDF Print E-mail

Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

Summer is a time for outdoor barbecues, family reunions, boat rides with friends and drinks on the porch.  It speaks to hanging out, just chilling and renewing connections with family and friends.  The above activities mean that we have slowed down enough to make connections with others.

Leave Room for God PDF Print E-mail

Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

I went to a Catholic high school.  It was an all-girls’ high school.  Similarly, there was an all-boys’ Catholic High School in our town, too.  The boys’ high school would hold monthly dances in their gym, which were chaperoned by the teachers, many of whom were Christian brothers.  Whenever there were slow dances and couples might be dancing a bit too close (not me, of course!), the brothers would say “leave room for the Holy Ghost.”  Couples usually separated and maybe “got together” a few dances later.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:28
Service PDF Print E-mail

Mary annoints Jesus' feet - a touching example of service.By Pat Haggerty

I just looked at the document file for my blogs and realized that I’ve been writing them for two years.  I never thought, when I started, that I could keep the momentum going for this long.  Where would I get my ideas?  How could I stay fresh?

Spiritual Image PDF Print E-mail

Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

Our society is obsessed with body image.  We are constantly being reminded of what we should look like and what we should eat.  It’s everywhere---celebrities espouse the benefits of one diet over another.  One doesn’t know who to befriend Jenny Craig or Dr. Atkins.  Which power shake is better or which snack cracker?  Is it better to eat three meals a day or six small meals?  What does the latest food pyramid look like?  And, the ultimate question---what is your BMI?

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