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  • Spend a Few Minutes with Jesus Today

    Posted on April 18, 2014 in Inspirational Writings by Jack T Scully

    Crucifix at St Catherione's ChurchOne of the lost traditions of my childhood was the Good Friday vigil.  The nuns at St Catherine's school would march each class to the church for a half hour of silent meditation. You might call it a death watch. I can still feel the quietness in the big church as I stared up at Jesus on the crucifix, pictured here. This morning I went to St. Catherine's web site, but found no notice of the old practice. It has succumbed to more popular observations. St. Catherine's will hold a Bach Jazz con

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  • The Extent of Jesus’ “Excruciating Sacrifice” for Us

    Posted on April 16, 2014 in Inspirational Writings by Jack T Scully

    Face of Jesus We know the story of Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday, almost 2,000 years ago. But how many of us appreciate the extent of the agony that Jesus endured? Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ spared none of the gory details in addressing that question. In the following extract from "Medical Aspects of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ," a physician, David Teraska, further describes Jesus' "excruciating” sacrifice. Researched, Complied, and Presented by David Terasaka, M.D., ©19

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  • Why This Blog Is Called Pilgrim’s Rest

    Posted on April 13, 2014 in Inspirational Writings by Jack T Scully

    St. Michael the ArchangelThe short answer is because we are all pilgrims on earth who need comfort, reassurance, and inspiration. In Pilgrim’s Rest, we avow God, grace, and love. You’ll always hear us affirming our spiritual nature, the need for unconditional moral principles, and the importance of family. But let’s face it--these standards are in a minority. All too often, we hear that God, religion, and morality are matters of personal opinion, that man is just another highly evolved animal, that lasting m

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