Tag Archives: Blessing

Blessing of the Backpacks

Michael Mulberry’s gift to me is this wonderful service for blessing of the backpacks. This took place his final Sunday as pastor in Elton, Illinois. He has now begun his ministry in Billings, Montana. Often our services are a blessing … Continue reading

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A Blessing for Egypt

I repudiate my tambourines, dance no more at anyone’s washing away. Egypt, I name you – not place of plagues and villains, but hope of dreamers like Joseph, and women who kneel their conspiracy to save babies, home for the … Continue reading

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A few light words for the day!

May the Breastplate of Patrick protect you, the milk of Bridget wash you (and those who drink enjoy her beer) and Brendan’s dolphins leap from submerged places scattering drops of light and liveliness and towing you to deep harbor or … Continue reading

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Blessing for Jorge Mario Bergoglio

  God, make him an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let him sow love; where his church injured people, may he offer comfort and justice; where there is extravagance, may he teach the simplicity of his leaving … Continue reading

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