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Jumpmaster Shepherd

I was about eight years old when I first watched a movie about paratroopers jumping into France for the D-Day invasion of June 1944.

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Saint of Light, Saint of Darkness

Like so many others around the world, I was overjoyed to hear of the recent decision of the Vatican to canonize Mother Teresa, a woman generally recognized, during her lifetime, to be a "living saint."

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St. Augustine and His Mother

As the day now approached on which she was to depart this life (which day Thou knewst, we did not), it fell out - Thou, as I believe, by Thy secret ways arranging it that she and I stood alone, leaning in a certain window, from which the garden of the house we occupied at Ostia could be seen; at which place, removed from the crowd, we were resting ourselves for the voyage, after the fatigues of a long journey.

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