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Gary Wiley
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Created 05 Aug 2021
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  • Always winter and never Christmas!
    10 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    I really enjoy the white lights that decorate many trees and shrubs and the outside of buildings this time of year. In fact, I have long been a proponent that those lights should remain past Christmas...
  • Send me anywhere you like!
    03 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Today is the Memorial for St. Francis Xavier, S.J., who after the Apostle Paul, is considered the greatest missionary in Christianity. During Francis’ ministry to the Orient, focused mainly on India a...
  • Advent is Good News!
    29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    We have entered the liturgical season of Advent. A little disclaimer, Advent had little significance for me most of my life, but it the last decade it has become a time of deeper reflection and opport...
  • Come and See; Go and Tell
    23 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    By virtue of our baptism, our Lord Jesus gives us both an invitation and a commission, just as he did to the original twelve disciples. In John 1:39, Jesus invited two of John the Baptist’s disciples ...
  • Evangelization and the Month of November
    11 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    November is suddenly becoming a very important month in my life. I love Thanksgiving, but that is not why. Rather, it is a month that reminds me of my own mortality. That doesn’t sound very fun, howev...
  • Faith in Place of Fear
    08 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    This past week our Discipleship Quad studied the lesson entitled “Overcoming Fear.” One of the experiences in life that provokes fear is the thought of sharing our Catholic faith with others who do no...
  • Evangelization and the Great Cloud
    04 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    This article is appearing in our parish bulletin this weekend, November 7, 2021 One of my favorite passages in Sacred Scripture is found in the letter to the Hebrews. In chapter 11, the writer (tradit...
  • If you're too busy to pray...
    27 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    St. Isidore the Farmer The life of St. Isidore is a most sensible proof of this assertion. He was born at Madrid, of poor but very devout parents, and was christened Isidore from the name of their pat...
  • Be constantly vigilant!
    20 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The laws teach us that there is no vacation-time in warfare because even if there is a cessation from fighting (and in the spiritual warfare with which we are concerned this very rarely happens), ther...
  • Missionaries R Us!
    19 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    I started this day knowing that it is the Memorial of the martyred missionary saints John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues and their companions. It is a day that moves me deeply in spirit as I consider the co...
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