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Wedding at Cana – Part 2 of 2

Mary and the Mystery of CanaA second very important thing about this gospel is that at the wedding feast at Cana, which symbolized the new Kingdom of grace, the Mother of Jesus was there. Mary’s presence at Cana was not just an aside. She was not there by mistake. She was not there by happenstance.  Notice, the Mary is spoken of in this gospel passage even before Jesus is mentioned.
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General Chapter - Monday, May 18

          In this morning's first session we returned to the topic of Saturday, namely, formation. The responses submitted by the coetus groups following their discussions Saturday afternoon were summarized for us by the day's moderator. Then the floor was opened for further comment.           You know, that's
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General Chapter - Sunday, May 17

          Today most of the Chapter friars made another Sunday excursion, spending the day first in Medina del Campo, then moving on from there to Segovia--where St. John of the Cross is buried, as you know. But, and here's the rub, I wasn't among them. I simply needed some downtime by myself.          So, I spent
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General Chapter - Sunday, May 10

          I'm in Alba de Tormes with two bus-loads of friars. We're making a daylong excursion this Sunday, our free day, first to Alba de Tormes, then to Duruelo. Alba de Tormes is a picturesque town nestled amid rolling hills along the Tormes River. Here is where Teresa died, as you know, and here, too, is where she is buried--if having one's heart and
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