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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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Why do we never sing “De Spiritu Sancto” (St. Athenogenes) in our churches? There are a dozen translations in English verse. Where could anyone find a better evening hymn than this, coming right down from the catacombs? Our hymnbooks know nothing of such a treasure as this, and give us pages of poor sentiment in doggerel lines by some tenth-rate modern versifier.
— Rev’d Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Feast of St. Francis
published 5 October 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

The Scripture for today’s feast day included those words of Jesus: “My yoke is easy.” Usually I gag as in “who are you kidding?” But today I got a different take on it. This is because I am going to Al-Anon meetings and taking in 12 Step wisdom. The “one day at a time” idea is particularly repugnant to this frenetic schemer.

But today I put the two together. Of course! If I am only doing one day at a time the yoke is not as heavy as if I am trying to carry the crosses connected to every future possibility!

The Scripture that matches one day at a time is the Lilies of the Field – and surely St. Francis didn’t carry the burden of the future around on his back every day.

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