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BSM Blog: A Change of Heart this Good Friday

BSM Blog: A Change of Heart this Good Friday

My family went to Mass on Palm Sunday at the Parish my parents belong to and our celebrant was Archbishop Hebda. After the reading of the Passion - during which my first grader sounded out the words in the parts of the people, and to which she enjoyed shouting along with the people gathered “We want Barabbas!” - the Archbishop talked a bit about the “crowd mentality.” How easy it can be for us to shout, along with others, “Crucify Him!

BSM Blog: Many Languages. One Voice.

BSM Blog: Many Languages. One Voice.

I attended the World Congress on Lasallian Education last week in Mexico City. It was an amazing experience and one I won’t soon forget. The purpose of the Congress was to discuss, analyze and share perspectives on the future of Lasallian education on a global level. There were 600 participants from around the world, representing 41 different countries.

BSM Blog: Spiritual Training

BSM Blog: Spiritual Training

A few weeks ago, every major league baseball team returned to Florida or Arizona for spring training. They will spend eight weeks or so getting into physical shape and working on the fundamentals getting themselves ready for opening day. They will work on bunting, hitting the cutoff man, covering first base as a pitcher and being able to quickly turn a double play.

BSM Blog: Christmas and The Gift of Faith

BSM Blog: Christmas and The Gift of Faith

Best Christmas, worst Christmas, all at once. It was December 25, 2009. Our two daughters, age 19 and 21 were home from college for Christmas, and we were enjoying our long-standing family tradition of opening presents that were left by Santa Claus. My husband’s father, Norman Skinner was 85 and had been battling cancer for a while, fighting hard but slowly losing ground each day.

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