Fellowship of the Unashamed

Written on October 3, 2011

I am part of the Fellowship of the Unashamed. The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is in God’s hands. I am […]

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Final Rome Update

Written on June 20, 2011

Through a Providential series of events I was able to defend my doctoral dissertation the evening before we needed to leave Rome. Thanks be to God. The defense went well. Mission accomplished. Back in the US. More later! Thanks for your prayers and support. The prayers were effective.

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FFJ SEQUENCE – Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Written on June 1, 2011

Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home                 Shed a ray of light divine! Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store!                 Come, within our bosoms shine. You, of comforters the best; You, the soul’s most welcome guest;                 Sweet refreshment here below; In our labor, rest most sweet; […]

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Update # 4 from Rome

Written on May 14, 2011

We’re overdue for an update, but it’s been pretty busy. So, rather than wait until I can give “all the details,” here’s some! 1. For several days leading up to the Beatification of John Paul II, there really weren’t many people out of the ordinary here in Rome and I was beginning to wonder if […]

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Rome Update #3 from Ralph Martin

Written on April 7, 2011

The really busy time that I asked you to pray for in the last update went well. Thank you. The presentation at the Colloquium, the retreat to the North American seminarians and the doctoral seminar presentation all seemed to go well. After the Colloquium Dr. Mary Healy was able to spend some time with us […]

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