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A “mini-course” in Mariology May 12th, 2021 - Several years ago, I earned the pontifical Mariology degree from the International Marian Research Institute, a branch…

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This year we are all being called March 26th, 2021 - I couldn’t find zeppole di San Giuseppe anywhere on the feast of my patron, St. Joseph. My…

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St. Joseph: Model of Spiritual Fatherhood March 16th, 2021 - One of the most challenging things about discerning priesthood is often the discernment of the life that…

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A Lenten Challenge to ‘Love thy neighbor’ March 10th, 2021 - (Below, Kelly Weldon, director of Foundations in Faith and a member of the diocesan ad hoc committee…

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The Return February 26th, 2021 - Guess what came back?” my husband said after work the other day. Hmm, I thought. The mouse…

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A young martyr with a lesson for modern times February 18th, 2021 - My father once gave me some wisdom from Alcoholics Anonymous that I’ve remembered all my life…although I…

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May We Appreciate the Passage of Time January 6th, 2021 - The texts came chiming in from friends one after another as early as 3:00 pm on New…

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Home for the Holidays November 24th, 2020 - Growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I knew the holiday season was upon us when my…

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The power of the ‘chosen family’ November 17th, 2020 - Jesus Himself said “no prophet is accepted in his own town” (Luke 4:24). I have begun to…

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What happens when we slow down? October 19th, 2020 - The pandemic has forced us to slow down. For many, this has been a challenge, especially when…

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God’s in the backseat September 2nd, 2020 - Summer just isn’t summer in my family without at least one road trip. The bikes strapped precariously…

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Learning about myself by giving back to others August 4th, 2020 - Both Abigail and Jovanka are members of CREW, a leadership program at St. Peter’s in Danbury. Teens…

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If I could but carry your cross… June 30th, 2020 - As a white woman I do not have the adequate words to explain how the Black community…

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Exiting the spiritual desert June 16th, 2020 - As what some might term a “cradle Catholic,” I did not spend much of my younger years…

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A Time of National Lament June 6th, 2020 - The below reflection first appeared on the Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality’s website and Fairfield University Email…

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This uncertain season calls for us to embrace waiting May 27th, 2020 - As Christians, we are no stranger to waiting. The Israelites wandered 40 years in the desert. They…

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Where is joy to be found? May 19th, 2020 - Just a word… Sixth Sunday of Easter… May 17, 2020 Each of the six Sundays since Easter…

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Do not be afraid, God will always remain the Good God May 13th, 2020 - Faced with this difficult period that the world is experiencing today due to coronavirus, many people have…

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Will We Ever Take These Things For Granted Again? April 30th, 2020 - I’m an introvert. I love my alone time and I love my personal space. I enjoy having time in solitude to be introspective. But what I have learned during this time of social distancing is that the more I isolate, the harder it is to…

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You make all things new, Oh Lord April 15th, 2020 - Dear Jesus, As I sat at mass on Ash Wednesday at St. Johns, I never anticipated that…

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Hopeful Anticipation April 6th, 2020 - DANBURY—A Reflection for Holy Week from St. Gregory the Great’s Pastoral Associate, Devon McCormick: God speaks to…

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Wash your hands and say your prayers April 2nd, 2020 - The soap dispenser next to my bathroom sink has the following words printed on it: “Wash your hands and say your prayers because Jesus and germs are everywhere!” As someone who loves Jesus and has also cultivated a fears germs ever since she learned about…

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Prayer is the most powerful tool that we have March 25th, 2020 - It’s no secret that the past few weeks have been focused on one thing: Coronavirus. If you’re…

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Hope Never Disappoints March 16th, 2020 - I called my 93-year-old uncle in Pennsylvania the other day to see how he was holding up.…

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Kairos Retreat: Community is Strengthened through Faith March 12th, 2020 - TRUMBULL—The Kairos retreat program at St. Joe’s was first introduced in the fall of 2018 by our…

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