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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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The representative Protestant collection, entitled “Hymns, Ancient and Modern”—in substance a compromise between the various sections of conflicting religious thought in the Establishment—is a typical instance. That collection is indebted to Catholic writers for a large fractional part of its contents. If the hymns be estimated which are taken from Catholic sources, directly or imitatively, the greater and more valuable part of its contents owes its origin to the Church.
— Orby Shipley (1884)

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Many thoughts
published 21 May 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

I am going to be away for a week with possible cold turkey from my computer so I want to put up a whole bunch of stuff tonight. Could be the last one for a few days if I really can’t get on the e-mail somehow.

Did everyone else in the world but me know about Alpaca – a warm but light fabric from Ecuador and Peru for ponchos, shawls and cloaks? One of my daughters gave me a certificate for Amazon clothing. After 6 weeks because of customs arrived this glorious navy blue poncho. It is the solution to a 15 year problem of being cold in Church but hating to wear huge heavy garments which weigh me down. Alpaca looks heavy but is light. If you don’t know it, and you have similar problems, find out.

Great quote from Pope Benedict: “A constant temptation of Christian and of the Church is to seek victory without the Cross.” Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa. Apply that to yourself as you can!

A word that came to me from, hopefully, the Holy Spirit, when you feel anxious, pray and watch to see how God gets you through.”

These two I can’t remember if I quoted before but they are so powerful you can certainly benefit from reading them again:

“If you talk more about the bad than the good it shows you prefer Satan’s work to God’s!” St. Ignatius Loyola

“If you are looking for justice you will find it in Hell; mercy is in heaven, and on earth is the Cross.” Gertrud Von Le Fort

Dr. Ronda Chervin has many free e-books and audios on her website rondachervin.com. If you go to her website and read or listen and then want to correspond with her she will be available. Her schedule does not permit, however, responding to comments on the Blog, though she enjoys reading them. Dr. Ronda’s newest project is spiritualityrunningtogod.com.