Tag Archives: Santa Ana

Tartan Memories

The one-hundred twenty-five year old pine wooden floor creaks with each step I take into my old parish church, in the Logan Barrio of Santa Ana, California. Morning shadows retreat, as bright sunlight pierces though the prism of a Tiffany … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday Reunions

“The hands of faith are raised up to heaven, even as they go about building in charity a city based on relationships in which the love of God is laid as a foundation.” The Light of Faith, Pope Francis A … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos-Day of the Dead

Maria slumped in a chair beside me in my office at Messiah Parish, Santa Ana, California. She gasps for breathe between sobs of grief. Here is where my Spanish hits a speed bump: the heavily accented Spanish laced with her … Continue reading

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A Different Palm Sunday Procession

My hand was becoming numb. I dipped the asperses wand into the holy water bucket again, twirled to take up water, then lifted the wand and continued to flick the sacred liquid left and right, as the Procession winds through … Continue reading

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