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Friends here and in heavenJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I met Father Paul Henry in my late 20s and at 35,000 feet. We were both traveling to Israel with a pilgrimage led by Father Tom Dilorenzo. I had expected the trip would bring me closer to Christ, as well ...

What Christmas is about Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Everybody knows when Christmas is. Decorations, music, gatherings, cards, shopping: the whole world seems to announce that it is coming. Usually, there is a carefully calculated effort to build excitement ...

Fear of the LordJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (Ps 111:10). If that really is the case, it's no wonder we live in such foolish times! Even those who believe in God don't seem to "fear" him anymore. ...

Supply chain Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I don't know about you, but I'm glad that we're all encouraged to sit down together for a day of giving thanks before rushing out the door to shop for Christmas. At least, that's usually how it works. ...

Crisis in vocationsJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When Catholics hear the word "vocation," they mentally substitute the word "priesthood" almost without skipping a beat. That's because when we pray for "vocations," encourage "vocations," celebrate "vocations" ...

Milestones Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm not sure how it happened, but sometime between all the busyness and activity of life, I got old. You can tell yourself that 40 is your prime and 50 is the new 40. But when you get to 60? Nobody says ...

To serve, not to be servedJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most of the time, it's easy to respond to the Gospel with a hardy, "Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ," but sometimes it isn't. I suppose the readings that make us uncomfortable are the ones we need to ...

Silence Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's been a long time since I've been able to go on retreat. Of course, if I'm honest, that can't be true because I've managed to do so many other things since my last one -- too many other things. Checkboxes ...