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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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At the Council of Trent, the subject was raised whether it was correct to refer to the unconsecrated elements of bread and wine as “immaculata hostia” (spotless victim) and “calix salutaris” (chalice of salvation) in the offertory prayers. Likewise the legitimacy of the making the sign of the cross over the elements after the Eucharistic consecration was discussed.
— Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, Cong. Orat.

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Home and Homelessness
published 15 May 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

A marvellous quotation from a saint whose name I have, alas, senior moment, forgotten goes like this:

“Happy are they who have a home. Happier they for whom every place is home. Happiest they whose only home is heaven.”

I think of this spiritual adage whenever I have to leave a beloved place to go on, and even when my stay in one place is interrupted,for the summer for example.

You might lift up a prayer of gratitude for your present home, if you have one. And then a prayer of gratitude for each place that has temporarily been a home for you.

And, then…how glorious to anticipate our final home in heaven – really there’s for the asking provided we repent of all the sins that have made those in our “homes” on earth less than heavenly!

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