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Gandalf the Prophet — There is More to Life

Gandalf the Prophet (detail) Artwork © by Jef Murray

“…there is something greater, much greater, and grander, and happier ‘beyond the veil’, and even perhaps beyond the next turn of the subway train, than anything we can conceive of. There is an enchantment that underlies all of creation, and that exists around the next corner, if only we seek for it.” ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “Today, I want […]

The Finding Ring

"The Last Ring of Power" (detail) Artwork © by Jef Murray

“So, you see, my greatest desire is to continue on the path laid before me, and to discover what I can and to protect those I may. That is my own heart’s deepest desire, and it is only one’s deepest desires that the ring stirs. So, you see, it can have little effect on me.” ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ […]

We Cannot Excuse Ourselves

The Good Samaritan by Eugene Delacroix

I would like to address the topic of serving others.  Today is the first day of November (All Saints Day!) and Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas are before us.  As Catholics, we have a wonderful opportunity over the next two months to show our co-workers, friends, community and the world the beauty of our faith and the great capacity for love […]