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Perpetua & Felicitas: Dressing Like Jesus

I’m traveling to see friends this week, and as I think about the martyrs Perpetua & Felicitas today, I am struck with their friendship.  Martyred together, their feast days are forever connected (March 7th).  Saints Felicity & Perpetua—you don’t have one without the other.  … Continue reading

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The Very Best Beer (In Honor of St. Brigit’s Day)

My seminary needs a patron saint, and I think I’ve found the perfect one: She’s a “she,” which satisfies our feminist sensibilities. She’s international, which appeals to our internat’l, multicultural hearts. She does miracles of “labor helps” (i.e., helping people … Continue reading

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Protestant history lesson: St. Agnes (January 21st)

The girl has long straight hair, hippy-style, quite unlike my own.  She can’t be more than 12 or 13—just barely a woman, not yet comfortable with her own body—when she runs into a stranger on the way home from school.  He’s wealthy and handsome … Continue reading

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