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“Mary” Came A-Calling

May 3, 2013

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There is a saying for those who go to Lourdes: “When Mary calls, you will go.” Last October when the Western Region of the Order of Malta mailed out the volunteer applications for the 2013 Pilgrimage, my husband completed and return the application immediately.  He also included an application for our 13-year old daughter.  The […]

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Spiritual May Day Bouquet – A Prayer is Answered

May 1, 2013

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My favorite month!  It is the month of “Mary” – the month of the Blessed Mother, also knows as Our Lady of Lourdes. Today, my husband and our thirteen-year old daughter arrived in Lourdes, France to volunteer for the International Order of Malta’s annual pilgrimage.  It is a journey where they will support a group […]

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Why are the Armenian-owned stores closed today?

April 24, 2013

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A few years ago when I dropped off the weekly dry cleaning, I saw a simple sign that read:  “we will be closed on April 24th.”  I asked the owner why?  The vivacious and joy-filled man became sullen and politely replied:  “In honor of the Armenian Genocide.  We spend a day in prayer and in […]

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Lent and St. Valentine

February 13, 2013

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Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.  Tomorrow we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day.  In the Christian faith Lent lasts 40 days, not counting Sundays, which represents the time Jesus was in the desert fighting the “devil.”  Christians spend this sacred time in fasting, in self-reflection, in forgiveness, and sometimes in sacrifice; they give […]

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