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Claire Bangasser
Attended Loyola University New Orleans
Lived in New Delhi, India
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Facing Eternity
Thirty years ago in Dharamsala (India), while attending teachings given by the Dalai Lama, I met a Swiss Tibetan Buddhist woman who told me something interesting. I quit smoking, she said, because when I die I don't want to spend my time in the Bardo Thodol...
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Remembering
A long time ago, my mother-in-law told me that she saw life not so much as circles (or ellipses maybe), but as a spiral for ever revolving upon itself, moving along, whether
upward, downward or sideways, as you choose. Thus, we revisit events that happened...
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When I say, Maya Angelou
When I say … “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.” I’m whispering “I was lost, Now I’m found and forgiven.” When I say … “I am a Christian” I don’t speak of this with pride. I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. Whe...
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Noli Me Tangere
She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” Jn 20:11-18 In his shadow I delight to sit, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. He brought me to the...
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Anointings in Bethany. Jn 12:1-8. Solemnly, Mary entered the room,. holding high the alabaster jar. It gleamed in the lamplight as she circled the room,. incensing the disciples, blessing Martha's banquet. "A splendid table!" Mary called with her eyes. as she whirled past her sister.
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Answering One's Call
In an era when women enjoyed little protection under the law and little consideration by church authorities, beguines were claiming their fullest humanity through the eucharist: if God could become human. if Christ was fully present in the eucharist, then w...
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A long time ago, my mother-in-law told me that she saw life not so much as circles (or ellipses maybe), but as a spiral for ever revolving upon itself, moving along, whether upward, downward or sid...
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Adios To All That
The other day as I was walking in viejo San Juan, my mind whispered to me, "Adios to all that" as in, Goodbye to all that. These words have a familiar ring, so I checked. Robert Graves wrote an autobiography by this title in 1929. In 1967, Joan Didion publi...
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When I say, Maya Angelou
When I say … “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.” I’m whispering “I was lost, Now I’m found and forgiven.” When I say … “I am a Christian” I don’t speak of this with pride. I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. Whe...
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Easter Vigil Mass in Ivory Coast. Sensational!
Palm Sunday procession in Daloa, last week It's funny to me that here in the country that exports more cacao than any other, there are no chocolate Easter eggs to be seen.  They have them in Abidjan, but in Daloa there was no...
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Anointings in Bethany, Helen Zimmerman
Anointings in Bethany Jn 12:1-8 Solemnly, Mary entered the room, holding high the alabaster jar. It gleamed in the lamplight as she circled the room, incensing the disciples, blessing Martha's banquet. "A splendid table!" Mary called with her eyes as she wh...
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Algarete
'Algarete' is a great word that I discovered in Puerto Rico, shortly after we joined our small CVX (CLC) community. I usually go to the meetings with a small notebook on which I enter new words or expressions. Algarete was one of the first one I wrote down....
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Occupation
I love, I think, I pray, I garden, I write, I walk, I surf the net
Skills
Listening, daydreaming, enjoying Nature
Places
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Previously
New Delhi, India - Portsmouth, Montserrat - Seattle, WA - Geneva, Switzerland - Lyon, France - Lima, Peru - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Story
Tagline
I keep room in my heart for the unimaginable (after Mary Oliver).
Introduction
French by birth, US citizen by love, Feminist, a cosmic pilgrim, Ignatian by calling...
Life is good.
Bragging rights
Edited the ILO publication, Gender! A Partnership of Equals, in 2000.
Education
  • Loyola University New Orleans
    MA in Pastoral Studies
  • Webster University Geneva
    BA in MGT, MA in HRD
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Female