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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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will you remain faithful to the Crucified?
 Pondering today's feast, the Exaltation of the Cross ... “ More than ever the cross
is a sign of contradiction. The followers of the Antichrist show it far more
dishonor than did the Persians who stole it. They desecrate the images of the
cross, and they m...
Pondering today's feast, the Exaltation of the Cross... “More than ever the cross is a sign of contradiction. The followers of the Antichrist show it far more dishonor than did the Persians who stole it. They desecrate th...
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The Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office announced the stamp's release on Friday. The Vatican will anticipate the canonisation of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta with a special postage stamp, which will be released on September 2, two days before Pope Francis officially declares her a saint.
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Edith Stein: a woman for our time
Edith holding her cousin's son, 1921 Edith the philosophy student Like Christians in the early centuries, I was confirmed at the same time that I was baptized.  Although in my case, it all happened on my way home from the hospital--a mere three days after I...
Edith holding her cousin's son, 1921 Edith the philosophy student Like Christians in the early centuries, I was confirmed at the same time that I was baptized. Although in my case, it all happened on my way home from the...
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Efforts to recognize the Rev. Stanley Rother as Oklahoma’s first saint are gaining momentum.
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and add that your name is dirt
“ Stop trying to think out a solution for the moment: there isn’t one .
One day there may be; God will then show it to you. In the meantime, accept it
all as being the big thing for God and his Church that he asks of
you—that, and the depression too. You wi...
“Stop trying to think out a solution for the moment: there isn’t one. One day there may be; God will then show it to you. In the meantime, accept it all as being the big thing for God and his Church that he asks of you—that, ...
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St. Gregory's University has a new president... and his last name is Scaperlanda!
St. Gregory's University announced today the appointment of Dr. Michael A. Scaperlanda as the University's 16th president. Scaperlanda has served the University of Oklahoma in various academic and administrative capacities since leaving the practice of law in 1989. He also has worked closely ...
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my story in +Our Sunday Visitor on Monday's Unity Walk and Prayer Service -- the #OklahomaCity  response to a 'black mass'
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we must be doing something right
I don’t want to give any
extra publicity to a local satanic cult that has taken aim at the Church of
Oklahoma.   I will simply say that evil is
real—and that it seems self-evident that Satan is busy causing havoc and
despair, not only in our city, but throu...
I don’t want to give any extra publicity to a local satanic cult that has taken aim at the Church of Oklahoma. I will simply say that evil is real—and that it seems self-evident that Satan is busy causing havoc and despair, ...
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where do you see God?
I woke up today dreaming of my Camino buddy Pat. In my dream, she was not the spunky Pat that walked with me over 350 miles across northern Spain on our pilgrimage, but the Pat she became
after surgery to fight the brain cancer that eventually killed her. S...
I woke up today dreaming of my Camino buddy Pat. In my dream, she was not the spunky Pat that walked with me over 350 miles across northern Spain on our pilgrimage, but the Pat she became after surgery to fight the brain ...
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Here's a link to the recent news report on #FatherStanleyRother  -- #OklahomaMartyr  
There are more than 10,000 saints in the Catholic Church.
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and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which...
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there ap...
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Introduction

In the past 30 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.

Maria 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 six books, and contributed to numerous more.  

Bragging rights
Wife, mother of four, and "Bella" to Elena Clare, twins Ignacio and Cecilia, their baby brother Santiago--and to Sofia Maria and her sister-- the latest addition to our familia!
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Journalism
  • University of Oklahoma
    M.A. in English
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Female
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Occupation
Seeking God in the quotidian details of my life
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Author; essayist and columns writer; blogger
Employment
  • http://daybydaywithmaria.blogspot.com/
    Author, present
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Currently
Norman, OK
Previously
Austin, TX - Baton Rouge, LA - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Pinar del Rio, Cuba
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St. Gregory’s University Enrollment Surpasses Goal and Announces New Dea...
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(Shawnee, Okla. – September 26, 2016) Exceeding expectations, St. Gregory's University experienced a thirty-one percent (31%) growth in new

Put a Lid on It: Savory Pies for Many Occassions
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... including just lunch. It started with a chicken pot pie, delivered to our doorstep on a cold winter's night while we snuggled our newbor

St. Gregory’s University appoints new president | St. Gregory's University
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St. Gregory's University announced today the appointment of Dr. Michael A. Scaperlanda as the University's 16th president. Scaperlanda has s

New biography reveals courageous strength of steadfast, martyred priest ...
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The title of the new biography — _­­The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma_ — speaks volumes about the unshak

Karen Edmisten: The Shepherd Who Didn't Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr ...
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Maria's work as a Catholic journalist has taken her on international assignments in Central America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and

Ordinary Time
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This blog has been a bit, well, a lot dormant while I've been living "Ordinary Time." But I'm bringing it up for a very special reason....my

'The Shepherd Who Didn't Run' Blog Tour: Day 1, Rebecca Hamilton
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There are many things about my work that bring me joy. But perhaps nothing compares to witnessing from the front row God’s attention to deta

the Shepherd Who Didn't Run Blog Tour!
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it... To spread the word about my new book, "The Shepherd Who Didn't Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklah

The Oklahoma Farm Boy Who Grew Up to Be a Martyr for Christ
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Maria Scaperlanda has written a wonderful book that is destined to be a sourcebook for one of the 20th Century’s most profound...

just follow the shells
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When I walked the Camino de Santiago with my friend Pat, the two of us did very well following the Camino signs. Looking back on it now, I’m

Holy Jordan: sheltering the living stones of our Christian faith
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JORDAN -- When 52-year-old Nawal Gaggo Butrus addressed our group of American Catholic journalists, her demeanor immediately changed from qu

Unhappy with your health insurance?
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Due to the popularity and interest this attracted on Facebook, I'm taking a break from my regularly scheduled programming (i.e., re-posting

Imagination & Empathy
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As a child, I consumed stories voraciously: tales of children on the prairie, runaways hidden in a museum, and siblings who find another wor

pray for us, la Cachita, and for Cubans throughout the world
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image at Cuban Heritage Collection, Richter Library, University of Miami Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Cuba (Nuestra Señora de la Caridad

may we not be painted Christians
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“Nathaniel said to him, ‘Can anything good come from Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’” ~Gospel of John, chapter 1, verse 46 “O

Sooner Saint? Oklahomans Spread Hometown Martyr’s Cause
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Killed in Guatemala in 1981, Father Stanley Rother died in hatred of the faith, a Vatican commission has determined.

the sounds of silence
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On a recent work trip to southern California, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a women’s Silent Retreat at the Sacred Heart Retr

in honor of #NCSW, part dos!
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A few years ago I wrote an essay titled "Mi Hermana Tess" about my admiration for and friendship with Sister Tess Browne. The essay was publ