Things I Didn’t Know I Loved — a poem by Mara Faulkner

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved By Mara Faulkner, Foley Poetry Contest winner via Things I Didn’t Know I Loved | America Magazine. I didn’t know I loved the wrangle of phones and human voices, rough, insistent until I entered this silence and closed the door. I didn’t know I loved this silence until the […]

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When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie — That’s Lent.

I’ve always wanted to be deep, serious and mysterious. Instead I’m goofy, spacy and obvious. Don’t get me wrong, I like who I am, but it doesn’t stop me from daydreaming that someday I might be mistaken for an international spy (who just happens to be holding a 3-year-old as part of a complex disguise). […]

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I Love You Man.

My family was hit by the dreaded flu this week, especially my 7-year-old son. After a particularly long morning of stomach flu, fever and messy miserableness he said to me, “This has been a really nice morning.” My jaw hit the floor hard because it had been anything but nice! “Why do you say that?” […]

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The Spirit Sings

A Psalm When Psalms surprise me with their music And antiphons turn to rum The  Spirit sings:  the bottom drops out of my soul And from the center of my cellar, Love, louder than thunder Opens a heaven of naked air. New eyes awaken. I send Love’s name into the world with wings And songs […]

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Dear Oprah, How Do I Love Humanity, My Neighbors and Myself?

Dearest Oprah, I know you retired but I think I have an urgent need for a  mini-Oprah show.  I recently read a somewhat challenging passage in a book about exorcism. (Yes, I said exorcism and yes I know…I have A LOT to tell you).   Below is the passage by Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea from Interview […]

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