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The House of Hagar

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Mustard Seed Mountain Street Paper  

Sometimes you can have a seed of an idea, but it takes time to get it planted and the right conditions for it to grow. After years of dreaming, we are excited to announce Mustard Seed Mountain Street Paper. Check it out! 

Mustard Seed Mountain

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A Foot in the Right Direction

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (18220)

My heart quickened as I saw the police lights out front of the HoH. I was walking home from St. Joseph’s Cathedral from Holy Thursday’s Mass of The Lord’s Supper, thinking of the Christ who washed the feet of the Disciple...

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Keep Your Money-We Want Change: An Open Letter to the Sunday News-Register

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (6414)




  Was it ironic coincidence that the morning Scripture Readings at Mass this morning was about the Good Samaritan (LK 10:25-37).

  Our Priest reminded...

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A Re-markable Place For Thought

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (7419)

       Of all the Liturgical Celebrations, Christmas to Easter, it often surprises folks that Ash Wednesday is my favorite. This is a pretty funny turn of events even for me because I did not grow up Catholic or even in a Christian denomination that observed Le...

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The Murder of A Matteress, Misery, and A Merry Christmas

Posted on November 28, 2015 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (6190)

The Murder of a Mattress, Misery and A Merry Christmas

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Prisoner #16670 and The Interrogation of My Heart

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (10409)


Prisoner #16670 and The Interrogation of My Heart



It was recently the Feast day of Fr. Maximum Kolbe, a Franciscan Friar who died in the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in 1941. Usually when the year roles around August 14...

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With Hearts Held Up To Heaven

Posted on August 15, 2015 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (8985)

As we celebrate the Feast of Assumption of our Jesus’s Mother, our Mother, into Heaven and pray to be filled with her faith and love for God, we also hold our hearts up to Heaven in Thanksgiving as we celebrate that it has been a year since we signed the papers to buy the East Wheeling HoH house. How long the search for the right house seemed and what miracles occurred in the process! And how much has happened in this first year!

It has not just been a year of major renovations ...

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Posted on August 9, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (7391)