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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 Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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Day 48: Loving Phone Calls or E-mails to Distant Family and Friends
published 31 January 2012 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

What you will read now is part of a series of 100 spiritual challenges. Each blog can be viewed separately, but for maximum benefit a reader needs to start with the introductory blog of November 18, 2011, and then continue step by step. Day One begins on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
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Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Rom. 12:15

Dr. Ronda’s examples: Wrote an e-mail to my far away sister telling her how eager I am to see more of her after my move to Los Angeles. I wrote to very dear new friends thanking them for a year’s companionship. I e-mailed a distant godchild and invited him to visit me when I am nearer this next 8 months. I wrote to the Watershed leaders to thank them for this time of sharing their entries and my gratitude for their hosting my blog.

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Prayer: Dear Holy Family, I think you were a hearth of love to all in your neighborhood as well as visiting families and friends. May no one among my family and friends ever feel that I am distancing myself from them by being “too busy” to relate.

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