Tag Archives: Lent

Seeing our Brokenness as Sacred Space

“Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart…rend your hearts, not your garments” (Joel 2:12-13).   What came to your mind when you read the title?  How do you define brokenness?  What is sacred space to you?  How can brokenness be sacred space?   Perhaps the term “brokenness” or “woundedness” can […]

Boys Will Be Boys

My grandfather on my mother’s side had often entertained holiday tables with stories of his youth taking place in 1930’s Chester that were never without a mix of childlike innocence and boyish impishness. And many of those adventures may have included the confectionary concoction of a boy using his penknife to cut a small sliver […]

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Lean on Me

If you’re having a bad day, join the crowd!  Apparently, we all have lots of them. According to CBS local news, a poll sponsored by Freeletics reveals that the average American is “stressed out, upset, or just cranky” about 60 days a year!  Not surprisingly, that sport and lifestyle company’s solution is more exercise, premised […]

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Bread Given for the Poor

About a month ago, I visited a college classmate of mine who now works in Manhattan. During my stay there, the city was practically frozen over after a snowstorm that closed its public schools. Though we trudged through nine inches of snow and ice to get from place to place, the trip was well worth […]

Episode 12 – What will the Cross mean for you during this time of Lent?

SemCasual Podcast, bringing you “Seminary Life with a Twist,” where we talk about things that matter to us, Catholic news that you should know about, various theological or philosophical questions, the saint of the upcoming week, and life at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary! In this week’s episode: 0’40” – Introduction of guest co-host: Nicholas Ferrell, […]

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Episode 11 – Mind, Body, and Spirit; Lent, Seminary Formation, and President Trump Collide

SemCasual Podcast, bringing you “Seminary Life with a Twist,” where we talk about things that matter to us, Catholic news that you should know about, various theological or philosophical questions, the saint of the upcoming week, and life at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary! In this week’s episode: 1’45” – Prayers of the second Sunday of […]

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