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Childhood Cancer

It’s Never “Over”

As Childhood Cancer Month comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on our journey. In January 1998 she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Somehow, she was able to beat the odds she was given. But her battle never… Continue Reading →

What is this Cancer?

“Two grown children? You are very blessed…” Yes, we are. Sitting across the table from a visiting Haitian priest, we were sharing the story of our family.  We are blessed, but after speaking with him some more, we began to… Continue Reading →

How Can This Be?

Advent Readings for Sunday of the Fourth Week of Advent (Year B) 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Psalm 89:2-5, 27-29/Romans 16:25-27/Luke 1:26-38 One moment, life is going along swimmingly and we have not a care in the world–we imagine that we are… Continue Reading →

The Eyes of a Child

Advent Readings for Tuesday of the First Week of Advent (Year B) Isaiah 11:1-10 Luke 10:21-24 He was four. She was six. He was at home.. She was in the hospital going through her second bone marrow transplant. It was… Continue Reading →

Roses from Heaven

The paper bearing the instructions for how to pray the private devotion to St. Therese of Lisieux is worn.  Names and phone numbers of visitors and messages left are scribbled on the back. Many times that chaplet has been held… Continue Reading →

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