Two months after the sudden death of her husband, Sherry Hayes-Peirce reflects on the day-to-day process of living with grief.
Immediately preceding the first of May, the Church celebrates the feast of a 16th-century pope whose memorial is particularly well-situated in such close proximity to a month dedicated to Mary.
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“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)
Charles Shultz, creator of the Peanuts cartoons, once had Lucy observing, “life is like a deck chair.” “Like a what?” asks Charlie. She replies, “Haven’t you ever been on a cruise ship, Charlie? Passengers open the deck chairs so they can sit in the sun. Some, facing the rear of the ship so they can see where they’ve been, and others forward to see where they’re going. On the cruise ship of life, Charlie, which way is your deck chair facing?” Charlie thinks for a moment and replies: “Gee, I’ve never been able to get one unfolded.”
.A great blessing of my life has been to have served at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France for 3 years. I returned to reside in the U.S. at the beginning of last year – I’m sure Mother Mary wanted to bring me home during COVID!
“You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless till they rest in You.” These are well-known words of Saint Augustine, from his Confessions. The human heart is restless indeed, often leading us down wrong roads. Remember that old country song, “Looking for Love (in All the Wrong Places)”? Another song from the 90’s, “Constant Craving (has Always Been)”?