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Clothing the Naked

  We are now in the holy season of Advent, and we wait as Christmas approaches.  I love to reflect on the infant God, the Incarnate Word.  I don’t recall what caused me to be drawn to this passage several weeks ago, but I’m glad that I found it (or it found me).  You may …

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Giving Tuesday

Gratia Plena has joined the “Giving Tuesday” movement and wants you to be our partner!  What is Giving Tuesday?  It is an opportunity to join hundreds of thousands of others on December 3rd (2013) in being generous to non-profit organizations at the beginning of the Christmas season, following Brown Thursday, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. …

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Light Out of the Darkness

by Gratia Plena Spiritual Director Mary Kay Malicki I have a strong image of Darkness and Light being developed in my prayer life.  This started when I began using Black Art Paper and White Oil Pastels to “pray with my Art”.   This theme Dark/Light takes more meaning for me as Advent approaches.  I begin praying …

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Thanksgiving for Disability

If you ever have the opportunity to sit in on an open, public Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, you might hear some of those attending say that they are “grateful and recovering alcoholics.”  How in the world could somebody be thankful for the disease of alcoholism?  Would someone express gratitude for having cancer?  This may seem quite …

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