Father Desjardins Calls

“Merry Christmas, Mrs. Amadou.” “Merry Christmas, Father Desjardins.  It’s really good to hear from you.  Are you enjoying your first Christmas in Ireland?” “Yes, I am.  The people here are very warm and friendly and I’ve been invited to Christmas lunch and dinner with two different families.” “That’s good.” “How’s everyone?” “Everyone’s fine.  My daughter’s …

Hank Questions Ede

It was Saturday and they were having lunch at Ede's grandmother's house. Ede could tell that something was troubling Pastor Hank. He wasn't his usual jovial self. He was pleasant when interacting with her grandmother but a few times, she caught him watching her with an guarded expression on his face. She couldn't wait to …

Farewell, Father Desjardins

She was at the flower shop buying flowers for her grandmother who was celebrating her 70th birthday when she spotted Father Desjardins. He was talking to Mr. Cooper whose farm he had invited her to visit with him and a group of other people. It had been a fun excursion. She had even milked a …

Father Desjardins’ Announcement

"Good morning, Ede." "Good morning, Father Desjardins." "Ede, I have news which I wanted to share with you before it is announced in church on Sunday." She looked at him. "I hope it isn't bad news." "No, it isn't bad news. I've been called to minister to Catholics in a parish in Ireland." For several …

The First Time

It was a bright sunny Sunday morning when she arrived at the church. Mass had just finished and Father O'Reilly was talking to the parishioners as they filed out of the church. He looked very distinguished and stately in the green robe. She would always be grateful to him because it was on account of …

The Arrangement

He stood there on the grassy mound, looking down at the river as it surged towards the old bridge.  The sun felt warm on his face and a gentle breeze caressed his hair.  It was a glorious day and this was his favorite place to come every morning.  It was where he felt closest to …

Led by God

Roman was in the park, tying the laces on his running shoes when Janice walked up to him.  He glanced up.  "What are you doing here?" he asked. "I'm here to see you, of course," she replied.  "I missed you yesterday.  We all did, especially the kids.  The annual church picnic just wasn't the same …

Maureen O’ Hara

Every star has that certain something that stands out and compels us to notice them. -As for me I have always believed my most compelling quality to be my inner strength, something I am easily able to share with an audience. I'm very comfortable in my own skin. I never thought my looks would have …

Audrey Hepburn

"For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.  For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.  For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.  For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.  For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.  People, more than things, …

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