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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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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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Day 91/92: The Challenge of being Cooperative All Day Long
published 12 April 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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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness…” (Galatians 5:22)

Dr. Ronda’s examples: Today I asked my family how I could help more. This might involved occasionally washing the kitchen floor, taking the lighter garbage out more, cooking for them more often. I reminded my Legion of Mary sisters and brothers that I am available as a substitute for Holy Communion services. I will also cooperate with God’s grace by offering up every tiny difficulty of the day for those in spiritual, psychological and physical need. I will especially avoid all bossyness in making requests.

Your examples:

My Prayer: Mother Mary, help me to become more cooperative and less bossy. I renounce the spirit of bossiness and lay it at your feet, Lord Jesus, to take it away, forever.

Your prayer:

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