JP 18: The Wild West: Catholic Dating in the SF Bay Area

The Hunger

The grain had run out. Yuri slowly and dejectedly walked back to the dormitory. A look of sadness, discomfort, and resignation subtly emanating from his light blue eyes. The rations had been cut down to half a serving of porridge per day. An occasional mouse, rat, or dead bird was a welcome relief, but any... Continue Reading →

The Yellow Dress

The dust gently swirled throughout the sun lit attic as the man lifted an old cardboard box off of a wooden shelf and placed it on the floor. It had been years since it had last been opened. A collection of old photographs, memorabilia, and pieces of artwork from years gone by were neatly stacked,... Continue Reading →

The Loss of Hope and Imagination

The loss of hope and imagination strikes at the very heart of who we are physically, intellectually, and spiritually. As children, we are born with an innate sense of wonder, a desire to view the world through a special lens where everyday objects, sounds, and events take on a mysterious, and magical element. Colors are... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Strength

General George Patton is quoted as saying, “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom”. Can this quote be attributed to Catholicism? Does this quote exemplify the true definition of spiritual strength? I don’t judge a Catholic by how sinless he is, by... Continue Reading →

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