MADELEINE: a small shell-shaped cake…or a unique memory of one


Madeleine may be known to you as a lovely, Victorian name assigned to a girl or woman.  It is a name which comes to us from the Hebrew language, and means “from the tower.”   It refers to the person of Mary Magdalen, reputed to have been one of Jesus’ closest friends. The person with this […]

PRAYER: a spiritual communion with God

Today someone told me that he prays for me every day. He is a person I respect and consider one of the finest people I have ever known, so I was not immediately put off by his comment.   There have been times when people have said that to me and I have bristled or curdled, […]