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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
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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?

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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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Love One Another PDF Print E-mail

Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

The recent tragedy surrounding the Boston Marathon has shocked us all!  What started out as a long-standing tradition on a beautiful day ended in sadness and chaos.  Yet, there rose out of that horror a spirit of courage, of unselfishness, of valor, and of love.  We saw images of pain, shock, and loss; but, above all that, we saw examples of true Christ-like behavior.  Everyone from first responders to participants and to by-standers did what they could for those in need.

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The Purple Crocus PDF Print E-mail

The Crocus spread out their petals to greet the sunshineBy Pat Haggerty

I have a friend who posts beautiful pictures on Facebook.  She takes all of them.  They are magnificent sunrises, beautiful snowfalls, trees through the dusk, a single cardinal on a branch, and many more.  Most recently, she posted a lone, emerging purple crocus as it opened its petals to the sun.  I look forward to these pictures; they are a source of inspiration and reflection for me.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 08:58
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