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Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Claudette Zdrojowy

Dear Ken,
I enjoyed your blog. Of course, it made me think of Mom. It is hard to see our loved ones reach the end of the journey. But, we are so thankful for the Love of God that sustains us and carries us through. God bless and keep you.
Much Love,
Aunt Claudette

Donna Shelton

Thank you Fr. Ken - this lovely story has refreshed my spirit this morning.

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  • God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting men’s sins against them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
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