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Everyone Has A Place

The pages of history reveal the grave suffering of humanity written on many faces and etched in many hearts. Taking on different forms and found in different places, confronting and understanding the place and meaning of suffering is a tremendous task that presents itself to each of us. St. Paul tells us that “if one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.” As members of the one Body of Christ, we carry with us the full extent of human suffering and are called, with God’s help, to transform [...]

By |2019-01-18T23:01:27-05:00January 18th, 2019|Fr. Mark's Reflections|0 Comments

Nicolas Winton

In December 1938, 29-year-old British stockbroker Nicholas Winton visited Prague to assist in Jewish refugee camps. Winton was shocked at the atrocious conditions, especially for children, who were facing almost certain death by the Nazis. In order to get these children to safety, Winton established a small operation in Prague. He contacted European and American governments, asking them to take in children. Only Sweden and Great Britain agreed. The British Parliament required that each child entering the country have a foster home, an entry visa and 50 pounds for return transport. Winton pleaded with the British Home Office to expedite [...]

By |2019-01-18T20:01:33-05:00January 13th, 2019|Everyday Holiness|0 Comments