Complicated Joy

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For all of the beauty found in celebrating the liturgical year, I find that marking milestones by these holy seasons and rituals has a tendency to make whatever experience that much more intense and emotional for me. Pregnancy announcements during Advent—potent. Witnessing conversion and Baptism at Easter Vigil—stick a fork in me. Gifts of selflessness…

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Epiphany

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epiph-a-ny : a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something It was supposed to be a practice session. She’d gone through the training and wanted to try out what she learned. I’d been sick for weeks, and she offered to come over one night, hoping a gentle touch might…

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