Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Catholic Community

We Wait on Fire

“We Wait on Fire”©            by Rev. Jim Ryan, We are waiting on fire.  We Christians have two days before the Easter Vigil to get ready for the fire next time.  Of course, the joke is on us because the fire has already come.  We, frail and faulty as we…
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Love in a Letter

“Love in a Letter”©       by Rev. Jim Ryan, My father was a letter-writer, a skill honed during his six years away from home from 1932-38.  This was the time he spent as a member of the Redemptorist Order of priests and brothers – his life as a Frater (Latin for brother).  In…
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What’s Holy Week without a little irony and ambiguity?

“What’s Holy Week without a little Irony and Ambiguity?”© by Rev. Jim Ryan, To commemorate the events of Holy Week two things are helpful – even required.  The first is a sense for irony and the second is an appreciation for ambiguity.  How else are we to share the conviction that apparent weakness is…
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Owls at 4. Geese at 6.

Owls at 4.  Geese at 6. © Thoughts on 3rd Sunday in Lent, March 4, 2018 by Rev. Jim Ryan, There is a time of year that the dog, the cat, and I walk out to the fields around the big shed.  We stand at the top of the hill overlooking the woods and…
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