Father Tim

August 2017

Aug 27

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 27th, 2017

Fr. Tim’s Corner The other night, I read a book review on “The Unwomanly Face of War:  An Oral History of Women in World War II” by Svetlana Alexievich.  Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015, Alexievich fills her book with first-person narrations; listening to the voices of women and the impact of war in...
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Aug 13

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 6th, 2017

The word “ghosting” is used today when someone abruptly cuts off contact with you.  I had not heard of this until I read about it in a column in the Seattle Times. In the gospel this 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 14: 22-33), the disciples are in the boat; tossed by the waves, with the wind against them.  Jesus made...
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Aug 6

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

I’ve been reading “The World as Sacrament” by Michael Plekon.    In his book, he highlights a number of authors and spiritual writers; one being Marilynne Robinson.  I read her novel, “Lila” two summers ago.  She’s quoted as saying: Ordinary things have always seemed numinous to...
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