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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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we remember... April 19, 1995
For those of us who live in Oklahoma, it is difficult to believe it’s already been 20 years since that
fateful April 19 th morning when a bomb exploited in downtown
Oklahoma City, taking the lives of 168 people and injuring hundreds more. Everybody here kno...
For those of us who live in Oklahoma, it is difficult to believe it’s already been 20 years since that fateful April 19th morning when a bomb exploited in downtown Oklahoma City, taking the lives of 168 people and injuring hu...
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"Why are you crying?"
"Las Tres Marias at the Empty Tomb" (Mary Magdalene, Mary Caifas and Mary Salome) by Angel Rodriguez-Diaz painting at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, in commemoration of the cathedral's 275th anniversary in 2006 “They have taken the Lord out of his tom...
"Las Tres Marias at the Empty Tomb" (Mary Magdalene, Mary Caifas and Mary Salome) by Angel Rodriguez-Diaz painting at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, in commemoration of the cathedral's 275th anniversary in 2006 “They h...
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confession... it's still all about me
“The first goal of spiritual combat, that toward which our efforts must
above all else be directed, is not
to always obtain a victory (over our
temptations, our weaknesses, etc.), rather it is to learn to maintain peace of heart under all circumstances, eve...
“The first goal of spiritual combat, that toward which our efforts must above all else be directed, is not to always obtain a victory (over our temptations, our weaknesses, etc.), rather it is to learn to maintain peace of he...
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It's #NCSW -- have you thanked a sister?!  Here's my attempt...

#UFW   #UTCatholic   #NCSW  
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what do You want of me?
If
You want me to rest, I
desire it for love; If
to labor, I
will die working: Sweet
Love say Where,
how and when. What
do You want of me? Calvary
or Tabor give me, Desert
for fruitful land; As
Job in suffering Or
John at Your breast; Barren
or fruited vine...
If You want me to rest, I desire it for love; If to labor, I will die working: Sweet Love say Where, how and when. What do You want of me? Calvary or Tabor give me, Desert for fruitful land; As Job in suffering Or...
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What would YOU do on a day trip to Oxford, England? Here's #PilgrimMichelle's version:
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"Why are you crying?"
"Las Tres Marias at the Empty Tomb" (Mary Magdalene, Mary Caifas and Mary Salome) by Angel Rodriguez-Diaz painting at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, in commemoration of the cathedral's 275th anniversary in 2006 “They have taken the Lord  out of his to...
"Las Tres Marias at the Empty Tomb" (Mary Magdalene, Mary Caifas and Mary Salome) by Angel Rodriguez-Diaz painting at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, in commemoration of the cathedral's 275th anniversary in 2006 “They h...
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dig deep, deep within
~David Haas, "Deep Within" Deep within, I will plant my law,  not on stone, but in your heart.   Follow me; I will bring you back.  You will be my own, and I will be your God.   I will give you a new heart, a new spirit within you, for I will be your streng...
~David Haas, "Deep Within" Deep within, I will plant my law, not on stone, but in your heart. Follow me; I will bring you back. You will be my own, and I will be your God.  I will give you a new heart, a new spirit within y...
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She has every right to brag!  Michelle & Conor are back in France... and loving it:
I don't mean to brag...actually, I'm totally okay with bragging...Conor and I are in paradise. Beautiful day in Nice! And yes, Katie, Nice is nice and you
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#WCW, #NCSW,  #UTCatholic
in honor of #NCSW , part one
Unlike many people my age, I did not experience the trauma and upheaval of the 1960s  culture and the changing Catholic Church in the United States that many of my friends describe.  My  experience of the Church as a child was deeply Latin American , where ...
Unlike many people my age, I did not experience the trauma and upheaval of the 1960s culture and the changing Catholic Church in the United States that many of my friends describe.  My experience of the Church as a child ...
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Michelle & Conor: saying goodbye to Scotland -- and heading to warmer weather and more sunshine!
http://www.winewedgesandwanderlust.com/here-comes-the-sun/
Well, it is time to say goodbye to the UK. Almost four months ago, Conor and I left Santander, Spain to fly to London. We really enjoyed our time in
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Misión la Purísima, southern California It blows me away that we’re heading into the third weekend
of Lent already. And I am ashamed to confess that I haven’t been – or felt –
very penitential so far this Lenten season. If I’m honest with myself, there are ...
Misión la Purísima, southern California It blows me away that we’re heading into the third weekend of Lent already. And I am ashamed to confess that I haven’t been – or felt – very penitential so far this Lenten seas...
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Check out www.mymaria.net
Skills
Journalist and author; essayist and columns writer; blogger
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Currently
Norman, OK
Previously
Austin, TX - Baton Rouge, LA
Story
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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
Bragging rights
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!
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Journalism
  • University of Oklahoma
    M.A. in English
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He turns all things to beauty
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piece of a beautiful shell vs. a broken shell: I am what I am
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nada te turbe...solo Dios basta
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