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Come visit our place of comfort and peace during these chaotic times. Enjoy the words of Father Richard Mangini, a Catholic priest and beloved retired pastor of Saint Bonaventure Catholic Community in Concord, California.

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The Baptism of Our Lord

January 10, 2021 My dear brothers and sisters, we cannot separate our personal spiritual lives from the rest of our lives.  We cannot separate the economic, political, moral dimensions of our lives into boxes of interest and pretend or hope that one does not affect the other. The stock market is not God.  Our bankContinue reading “The Baptism of Our Lord”

New Year’s Day 2021

1/1/21 A New Year!  Such a day and a celebration began 4,000 years ago in the Babylonian culture– associated with the harvest of grains used in eating and drinking – a moment of thanksgiving to the gods for the gift of Life. In 45 BCE (Before the Common Era), the Emperor Julius Caesar determined thatContinue reading “New Year’s Day 2021”

Christmas 2020

It takes a lifetime to comprehend and to “take in” the meaning of Christmas.  It is so much more than all the accumulated customs of music and smells and food from all the countries of the world. Christmas begins before time began, before there was a world, a planet among the planets.  In his gospel,Continue reading Christmas 2020

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