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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Rome Update #2 by Ralph Martin

Written on March 7, 2011

Rome Update #2: March 6, 2011  Dear Friends,  Well. I kept waiting for things to slow down and they didn’t and my good intentions of sending more frequent updates hasn’t worked out, but today there’s a chance to write something.  It has almost been a month since my first update and a lot has happened. […]

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Rome Update from Ralph Martin

Written on February 8, 2011

Dear Friends,  Well, it’s been 10 days since we arrived in Rome and it’s time for a little news. Because of the snow storms on the East Coast, our fight into New York, where we were to get our fight to Rome, was cancelled. We were able to get another flight going through Amsterdam but […]

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