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Reflections over Morning Coffee

Pat HaggertyReflections over Morning Coffee
Spiritual site in a noisy world…

By Pat Haggerty



St. Ignatius and a Surprise PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

There is something so wonderful about serendipitous events.  They sneak up on us and bring us unexpected surprise and wonder.  Such was the event that took place for me while on a visit to Los Angeles.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2011 16:23
 
Daily Rituals PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

Many of us have daily rituals that we adhere to without fail.  My daily ritual began probably twenty or so years ago.  I measure the time based on the chairs I have sat in during the process.  I started off in a light green overstuffed chair in my den followed by a beige chair in the same room.  That changed when my daughter’s bedroom became my study once she left home for good to begin her own life in the adult world.

 
Why me? Why the Assumptionists? PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

For the past several years, I have been integrally involved with the Assumptionist Newsletter based out of Brighton, Massachusetts.  I have loved writing for and musing about the Assumptionist community here in the United States.  Much of what I have done deals with telling the stories of some of the devoted Assumptionist clergy.  I have also recounted events taking place at St. Anne-St. Patrick in Fiskdale, MA.  This is a long-standing Assumptionist parish in Central Massachusetts, which I have been a part of for over 35 years.

 
Pat Haggerty PDF Print E-mail

Pat HaggertyI have always been a fan of Robert Frost.  One of my favorite poems is “The Road Not Taken.”  It speaks to who I am, where I have been, and where I am going.  Please don’t get the wrong impression!  I have never done grandiose things like—been a missionary in a foreign land, traveled the world, or even run a marathon.  More aptly speaking, my version of the Frost poem would be entitled “The Winding Path.”

I was born into a loving, Catholic home sixty-three years ago.  It is hard for me to imagine that I am that old.  I still have the spirit of a much younger person.  Maybe that’s delusion instead of reality or perhaps it is my ever-optimistic spirit that “we are only as old as we think!”  Right!

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2011 16:16
 
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