Category Archives: Slightly Pious

  1. Finding it Hard to Love Her

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    August 29, 2014 by lucieromarin

    In my (vast) experience, when conservative Catholics admit to difficulties with Marian devotion, the difficulties aren’t intellectual, but emotional. That …
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  2. Saturday: Saints, Styling, Shopping

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    July 26, 2014 by lucieromarin

    Today being the Feast of St Ann, we all made the obvious meditation (or listened to it in a sermon). …
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  3. In Praise of the Cake-Lady

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    June 2, 2014 by lucieromarin

    The brutal reality that all preachers, servers and choristers must keep before them is this: good preaching, reverent serving, and …
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  4. Virgins – Not Made of Pink Sugar

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    May 12, 2014 by lucieromarin

    To understand anything, the first thing you have to realise is that the devil cannot create anything. All he can …
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  5. An Episode in the Rain (and What it Taught Me About Hell)

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    April 6, 2014 by lucieromarin

    It’s a rainy, rainy Sunday here, and watching it beat against the window reminded me of a funny experience a …
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  6. A Catechumen’s Test – the Answers

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    March 23, 2014 by lucieromarin

    Well, my friend is now my brother in Christ, and has made his third Communion, which is a very happy-making …
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  7. “I do not Promise You Happiness in this Life…”

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    January 29, 2014 by lucieromarin

    In an apparition to St Bernadette Soubirous, Our Lady said, “I do not promise you happiness in this life, but …
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