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Pope St John Paul II – the People’s Pope(Comments Off on Pope St John Paul II – the People’s Pope)

July 1, 2020

The future starts today, not tomorrow

- John Paul II


In January 1945, as World War II was ending, the German army began retreating from Poland, providing new freedoms for the people. One who benefitted from the retreat was a young teenage girl named Edith Zierer, who managed to escape from a Nazi labour camp.… More

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Our Merciful God

Sometimes, when you go to another place, you listen to the Mass with different ears – the familiarity is gone. The voice of a different priest and the slight variations in liturgy make you take more notice. That happened for me recently and it suddenly struck me about how often in the Mass we ask for mercy, or are reminded of God’s mercy for us.… More

Getting Along With People You Don’t Like

There have been people put on this earth to push your buttons, tick you off, and suck the life out of you. You know who they are.

This statement was written by Marsha Petrie Sue, author of Toxic People. Her observation is one which strongly resonates because most of us have contact with people we just don’t like.… More

The Toe and The Tooth

A Week in the Life of a Senior Citizen

My age doesn’t bother me.
It’s the side effects.
- Anon.

It was mid-January, 2020, when I started to feel a slight ache in my left middle toe. I ignored it, because as the golden years continue, it’s not advisable to pay too much attention to the small aches and pains.… More


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