Category Archives: Hospitality

Six Lessons of 9-11

After 15 years, I still keep a poster on the wall of my office advertising the National Book Festival, which my husband and I attended on September 8, 2001. All kinds of booths and entertainment venues filled the National Mall … Continue reading

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A Visit by Pope Francis!

  by Silva Volčič None of us who woke up in Chicco Ark community expected to shake hands and talk with Pope Francis later that afternoon. Like a lightning from clear skies The big news came suddenly, only a few … Continue reading

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How God’s mercy gave me a second chance

Featured on CatholicMom.com A phone call abruptly brought Walter, the Englishman, into our home. He was a contract employee under my husband’s supervision that was injured while off-duty. My husband needed to find a place for Walter to live until … Continue reading

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The logic of giving, according to Jesus

Vatican City, 26 July 2015 (VIS) – At midday today Pope Francis appeared at the window of his study in the Vatican Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. He commented on the … Continue reading

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CWG Review: Blessed by Less by Susan Vogt

For Susan Vogt, a Lenten challenge became an addiction. Her forty bags for forty days campaign on her blog encouraged others to join her in giving away one bag of unneeded items every day for 40 days. The discipline of … Continue reading

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His glance of love

The Mama and Papa Bear rocking chairs in both alcoves at the back of Sacred Heart Church surprised me. As I explored that historic church, the chairs were a welcoming contrast to the hard, straight wooden pews lined up in … Continue reading

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September intentions of Pope Francis

Mentally disabled. That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life. "The real trouble is that those most affected by [an excessive love for oneself] – which is actually a kind of mental … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Compassion

The thunderstorm caused a traffic jam, making us late to daily mass. My husband and I scurried into the foyer to find the main part of the church dark. A glance to the right, where the only source of light … Continue reading

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