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The Immaculate Conception and a Legacy of Valor

(From Thomas Cole, via Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.) (“Expulsion from the Garden of Eden,” Thomas Cole. (1828)) We celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary this Wednesday. It’s … Continue reading

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Advent 2021: Another Year of Our Long Watch

It’s that time of year. Daily reminders of how many shopping days remain before Christmas fill some with dread, others with relief. Folks enjoy, endure or try to ignore another season of “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Baby” and “Frosty the Snowman.” … Continue reading

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Blizzard: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

(Wednesday noon, December 23, 2020; my webcam’s view of Sauk Centre’s south side.) Tuesday afternoon’s winter storm warning for my part of central Minnesota became a blizzard warning in the evening. We were promised a chance of freezing rain. But … Continue reading

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