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Catholic Hermit: Tending to the Temporal
Been a week of this Catholic hermit's having to tend to the temporal.  More interfacing with those in business and my responsibilities of required paperwork, major decisions, and follow through to make the transition flow. Electrician coming tomorrow as a f...

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Catholic Hermit: Another Adventure
Woke up yesterday with vertigo.  Ended up getting a ride to the major hospital to get brain scan, as needed to rule out not my brain bleeds leaking.  I never thought that was the case; but a produce table patron called her RN husband to come and advise, as ...

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Catholic Hermit: Out-psyching?
Pondering and praying to be able to leave everything to follow Christ--including leaving pain--could be thought of as some kind of attempt to "out-psych" myself from such as today's intense nausea from radiating low back pain. At least the thought crossed m...

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Catholic Hermit: Leaving Everything
In today's Mass Gospel reading, the section concludes with the disciples leaving everything and following Jesus. My personal battle with managing high levels of physical pain continues.  The weather is shifting, making the pain increase due to pressure syst...

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Catholic Hermit: Scrutinizing
Awoke in the middle of the night--once more by my constant pal, Pain.  At least pain has loyalty and desire to be with me--body, mind, heart and probably also spirit, after 34 years of pain.  Sometimes it is higher level than other times, and now is a highe...

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Catholic Hermit: Thinking with Head v Heart
In my previous post (to Know Nothing), I did not delve into the aspects of thinking with the head and thinking with "the heart". St. Paul did say that while among the people of Corinth, he did wanted to know nothing except Jesus Christ and Him crucified, an...

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Catholic Hermit: to Know Nothing...
Awakened again in the wee hours...by my pal Pain.  The nights are increasingly disrupted as the weather begins its shifting from summer to the cool and damp autumn.  I turned on this little window to the world, my laptop, which I keep on the floor here by m...

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Catholic Hermit: Perilous Pitfalls
Once again, we have truth told us from God in His Living Word.  Matthew 7 reminds us of the perilous pitfalls of clinging to laws created by humans and the imbalance of those who develop issues within when placing themselves into these human precepts.   Tho...

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Catholic Hermit: Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?
The question Peter asked of Jesus and then answered, himself, is exactly what we may ask ourselves at all times, especially at this time in the life of the Church today. "Lord, to Whom shall we go?" We go to Jesus Christ!  He has the Words of Eternal Life. ...

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Catholic Hermit: Being Reminded of Holy Focus
St. Augustine, centuries ago, experienced quite the re-conversion and returned to Jesus Christ for salvation.  From that point onward in his life. Augustine kept his Holy Focus. In an alternate Gospel reading for today's Mass, Matthew 22:23 seems clearly wh...
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