Tis the season . . . for toys. Throughout our small town, children (and adults) are already thinking about what toys should be under the Christmas tree this year. Now in my 65th year I rarely hear from young children, and our adult children now appreciate tools of the trade, or gifts with purpose –... Continue Reading →

Namwayut: We are all One:

A book-to-put-on-your-2022-Christmas-list special feature Names are important. As a parish priest I have always tried to learn and remember the names of congregants and community partners. As I age, with more names to remember along with a slightly wobbly memory, the work becomes increasingly difficult. I still try however. Names connect with people and personalities.... Continue Reading →

Pilgrimage 2022 — Retrospective

And we walked . . . different folks in different places; some folks in more than one place; some for the very first time in the way of a pilgrim, while others  walked for the umpteenth time. We walked for all sorts of reasons – some for spiritual refreshment, others for recreation. Some walked as... Continue Reading →

This week I visited. I took the time

A guest blog from Deanne who owns and operates the Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio nestled in downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia where she displays her one of a kind hooked rugs, create kits, patterns, host workshops, and sells supplies. Used with permission and encouragement. Kathie and I visited her store in 2019 during our vacation in the... Continue Reading →

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