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Father Patrick Killilea, SS.CC.

The heart of the matter

I had been attempting to entertain the accompanying nurses when the anesthesiologist stuck this gadget in my mouth, presumably to keep me quiet. Then he...

The light beyond: Responding to the Face of God

With no regard for his own safety, he discarded his jacket and some of his equipment and jumped into the water. He did not...

Sacrificial lambs

It sets back about 50 yards from the road between Newbridge Village and Ballinamore Bridge. On the other side of the road, in the...

Return to the banyan tree

I was the first to arrive at the venerable old tree. I had wanted to assure myself of a good seat before they had all...

Ashes to ashes

You may have heard the tall story about the elderly woman in New York who decided to prepare her will. She told her pastor...

Celebrating Kalaupapa Month

You may have noticed that I’ve been AWOL from these pages for the past several weeks. The reason is that my computer died a...

The soul of compassion

At a recent convocation the speaker told a story about two Irish priests who were out for a stroll one day in the Irish...

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

It came to me last week during our annual Sacred Hearts Retreat at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi Valley. My next article would...

Passing the baton in Kalaupapa

I have lost a step or two since my high school running days — 60 years, but I still enjoy watching track and field on...

There is something foul in the air

It had been a pleasant day so far here in Kalaupapa. The sun was shining and the breezes blowing. I had just walked into...

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