Category Archives for "Community Contributors"

Oct 20

Love connections

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday, eight decades! Wow, this was not an event I had ever visualized in my younger years. My five kids thought the occasion momentous enough to arrange a party outdoors. They tried valiantly to keep the invitee count minimal. As it turned out those five children, their spouses and children […]

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Apr 09

To receive Jesus

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

I was sitting next to my son at Mass on Easter and he whispered, “This is the last Sunday where I can’t receive Jesus.” To receive Jesus. We’ve had a few conversations about this over the last few weeks as he is preparing for his First Communion, but the most impactful was when he made […]

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Sep 30

Return to Emmaus

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

It’s been a year. That is a loaded statement. For me, today, it takes on a different meaning. It’s been a year since the beginning of the Emmaus Institute for Ministry Formation. Last year at this time, I remember it being a beautiful, sunny day in Collegeville. I was running around like a chicken with […]

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May 05

Lessons learned

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

2020 and the pandemic that ensued due to Covid 19, better known as “the coronavirus,” will be a touch point for millions of people around the world. The whole episode of sheltering-in-place, mask wearing and economic fallout will lead to many conversations.  Everyone will have a tale to tell. Well, I have a tale too […]

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