Tag: Audio

Ave Maria

Are You My Mother? is a classic little children’s book by P.D. Eastman. A little bird falls out of his nest and goes in search of his mother. She has not abandoned him however, she has just gone off to dig up a few worms for his supper. Freshly hatched from his egg, he doesn’t know…

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Being Pruned Sucks!

As most of you know, we have a lot of children in our parish and preschool.  I love watching your children grow, and I marvel at the rapid changes in their lives, changes that daily take place.  One of the things I find so fascinating is the independence that begins to develop at a very…

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“Summertime and the Livin’ is Blank.” : Blog Prompt on Voices!

George Gershwin composed “Summertime” — the  iconic song for the opera Porgy & Bess  in 1933. Gershwin wanted to craft a spiritual in the style of  an African American folk tune. The lyrics, based on Heyward Dubose’s poem, were inspired by the lullaby “All My Trials.” The song sings of a summer of loss and longing. “Summertime” is sung several times throughout the opera. Its…

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Easter is Absurd

Easter is absurd. Death on a cross followed by resurrection after a few days? That’s crazy. The miracles Jesus performed in his life before that? Also, absurd. When I stop and think about the billions of Christians over time who have bought into this story, I kind of can’t believe it.  But on the flip…

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Choosing Hope Over Fear

“Holed Up for a Year, I Hope…” Holy Week blog post from Janie Piemonte It has been more than a year since the pandemic shutdown began and if I am being completely honest, I have fared extremely well throughout, unlike many others.  But I don’t think anybody comes out of this experience unscathed. Do you watch…

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