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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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“How can we enter into this interior disposition except by turning physically—all together, priest and faithful—toward the Lord who comes, toward the East symbolized by the apse where the cross is enthroned? The outward orientation leads us to the interior orientation that it symbolizes. Since apostolic times, Christians have been familiar with this way of praying. It is not a matter of celebrating with one’s back to the people or facing them, but toward the East, «ad Dominum», toward the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship (October 2016)

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Miscellaneous Good Stuff
published 3 July 2012 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

God loves to surprise me. Here are some the delightful surprises (events or new insights) that took place during the time the Way of Love 100 Steps was being gradually put up on this web.

- “Humor is your best friend,” is a slogan of Recovery, International for anger, fear and depression. Here is a cut incident. I was in the middle of a fierce argument with someone. My daughter, Diana, who is an artist, was listening. She quickly drew a cartoon of the 2 of us disputants. That was the end of the argument.

- Did you know that older people get such joy out of seeing younger people make mistakes? Yes. We are so afraid of senility, so every time a younger person messes up we smile!

- Want a lot of help with parish bazaars, rummage sales? Enlist the over 70 crowd. At my parish in California there were ninety year-olds going through bags of donated clothing at a pace that made me dizzy!

- Random thought: Are we God’s reality show?

- Anxiety about trifles comes from a peculiar type of gluttony: greed for pleasure and fear of displeasure. If I am looking to do penance all day for some special intention, I don’t have anxiety.

- A new friend, a grandmother, related how when her kids and grandkids were little she always cuddled them in her bed. She says that now, even at age 30 one granddaughter when she visits insists on this treatment. How’s that for a good form of the ridiculed “touchy feely”?

Read more blog entries by Dr. Ronda Chervin by visiting RondaView. 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.

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