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María de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda
Works at http://daybydaywithmaria.blogspot.com/
Attended University of Texas at Austin
Lives in Norman, OK
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I've had a busy, non-stop kind of day, which means I'm writing this #SmallMerciesMiércoles post in the evening--as I wait for dinner. I'm not sure what my daughter Michelle is cooking for us tonight, but I can tell you that t...
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Christ, my only king
my home's entry way, a couple of reminders that this week is unlike any other week “ Christ is my only
King; it is for him that I fight; it is to him that I have given my glove; it
is him I would glorify and defend…   There is only one
truth, and that is to...
my home's entry way, a couple of reminders that this week is unlike any other week “Christ is my only King; it is for him that I fight; it is to him that I have given my glove; it is him I would glorify and defend…  Ther...
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“What if the events of our history are molding us as a sculptor molds his clay, and it is only in a careful obedience to his molding hands that we can discover our real vocation and become mature people? What if all the unexp...
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have you ever had a dream point you in the right direction?
I am traveling this week--visiting family in Charlottesville, Virginia.  But I don't want to leave you empty handed until next week, so... I hope you enjoy this edited version of a previous blog post on one of my favorite...
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#SmallMerciesMiércoles: I'm grateful for... our Catholic liturgies
I've had a busy, non-stop kind of day, which means I'm writing this  #SmallMerciesMiércoles post in the evening--as I wait for dinner. I'm not sure what my daughter Michelle is cooking for us tonight, but I can tell you that the smells making their way to m...
I've had a busy, non-stop kind of day, which means I'm writing this #SmallMerciesMiércoles post in the evening--as I wait for dinner. I'm not sure what my daughter Michelle is cooking for us tonight, but I can tell you that t...
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the mud and muck of Lent
Here we are, heading toward Jerusalem with
Jesus. Palm Sunday is in two days, and all of sudden we’re neck-deep into Len t,
aren’t we? I don’t know about you, but for me this also means
I’m immersed in the mud and muck , the nitty-gritty down and dirty of a...
Here we are, heading toward Jerusalem with Jesus. Palm Sunday is in two days, and all of sudden we’re neck-deep into Lent, aren’t we? I don’t know about you, but for me this also means I’m immersed in the mud and muck, the...
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Small Mercies Miércoles! today I'm grateful for... spring!
“ What if the events of our history are molding us as a sculptor molds his clay, and it is only in a careful obedience to his molding hands that we can discover our real vocation and become mature people? What if all the unexpected interruptions are in fact...
“What if the events of our history are molding us as a sculptor molds his clay, and it is only in a careful obedience to his molding hands that we can discover our real vocation and become mature people? What if all the unexp...
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this is a new country, what shall we name it?
I am traveling this week--visiting family in Charlottesville, Virginia.  But I don't want to leave you empty handed until next week, so... I hope you enjoy this edited version of a previous blog post on one of my favorite subjects: dreams ! Via Dolorosa, Je...
I am traveling this week--visiting family in Charlottesville, Virginia.  But I don't want to leave you empty handed until next week, so... I hope you enjoy this edited version of a previous blog post on one of my favorite...
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digging deep
Between my finger and my
thumb    The squat pen rests; snug
as a gun. ~ Seamus Heaney                                           [ Note :   Click here to read the rest of the poem
“ Digging ”  by Irish poet Seamus Heaney.  And click here to read an AMERICA
M...
Between my finger and my thumb    The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. ~ Seamus Heaney                                           [Note:  Click here to read the rest of the poem “Digging”  by Irish poet Seamus Heaney.  A...
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Author, journalist, speaker, retreat facilitator
Introduction

In the past 25 years, María has been published broadly in the U.S., including the New York Times, St. Anthony Messenger, Our Sunday Visitor and other national and regional publications. She is a Director on the Catholic Press Association Board, and a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, an international community of intellectuals, and has traveled broadly on international assignments in Central America and the Caribbean, Israel, Turkey, and throughout Europe. Perhaps her favorite assignment was covering Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to her native country, Cuba. She has published five books, and contributed to numerous more.  

for more info: www.mymaria.net
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Wife, mother of four, and "Bella" to Elena Clare, her 1-year-old twins: Ignacio and Cecilia--and Sofia Maria, the latest addition to our familia!
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  • University of Texas at Austin
    Journalism
  • University of Oklahoma
    M.A. in English
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#SmallMerciesMiércoles: I'm grateful for... our Catholic liturgies
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I've had a busy, non-stop kind of day, which means I'm writing this #SmallMerciesMiércoles post in the evening--as I wait for dinner. I'm no

Small Mercies Miércoles! today I'm grateful for... spring!
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“What if the events of our history are molding us as a sculptor molds his clay, and it is only in a careful obedience to his molding hands t

this is a new country, what shall we name it?
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I am traveling this week--visiting family in Charlottesville, Virginia. But I don't want to leave you empty handed until next week, so... I

Consider marrying young, watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Charles Murray's...
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Consider marrying young. Be wary of grand passions. Watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Charles Murray offers some tips on how to live to the ful

be here now
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Joan of Arc, Rouen, France “Truly, the LORD is in this place and I did not know it!” ~book of Genesis, chapter 28, verse 16 music video: "Be

#VivaLent: 2 great apps for the 2nd half of your Lent
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I know it's hard to believe, but yesterday was the third Sunday of Lent. That means that three weeks from yesterday it'll be Palm Sunday. If

writing and authentic surrender
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The process of writing has always been a deeply spiritual experience for me. And book projects like the one I just finished on Oklahoma mart

it's National Catholic Sisters Week! so in honor of my dear Sr. Tess...
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I am often struck by the reality that, unlike most friends my age, I did not experience the trauma and upheaval of the 1960s culture and the

acupuncture as a spiritual practice
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"To keep our bodies less defended, to live in our body right now, to be present to others in a cellular way, is also the work of healing of

3 things you can do this Lent
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Here we go. Our Lenten journey has begun… and I’m already fighting the thoughts in my head that say: I’m already behind. Between a long day

Small Mercies Miércoles... I'm grateful for Mami, on her 83rd bday!
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I'm still plugging at my book, writing, re-thinking, re-organizing... please say a prayer that I may continue with zeal for this holy work?

Pope Francis and Vatican launch new mobile app for Catholics
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Are you a diehard Pope Francis fan? There’s an app for that. The Pope has propelled the Catholic church into the smartphone era with a fresh

Lord have mercy, please
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You know how I am about the words of the Mass, and how sometimes those same words that I’ve been hearing all my life jump out and grab me… s

Small Mercies Miércoles: I'm grateful for... the work of my hands
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I have been on hermit mode, trying to bring together the research, reading, interviews, of the past year and a half into a full, coherent dr

prayer for detachment
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Prayer for Detachment I beg of you, my Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you, and you from me. Remove anything that makes me

How much do you know about the Guadalupe event?
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on a car hood in Playa del Carmen, Mexico It is hardly a coincidence that in 1945, the year that World War II ended, Pope Pius XII looked at

angels watching over me... all day
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Gorgeous angel in front of the Pauline Books & Media store When Michael and I left our home yesterday morning, it was 8 degrees and snowing

it's Small Mercies miércoles! today I'm grateful for...
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It's miércoles, and that means taking note of "Small Mercies" I'm thankful for this week. Today. I am grateful for a weekend spent with dear

the motives of my heart
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I’m a night owl. So it’s no surprise that I love stargazing. On a dark night, even from my urban backyard, I’m awed by the constellations ab