Surprise

Surprises come in all shapes and sizes. They can bring unexpected blessings or catastrophic misfortunes.  I've been the recipient of both and it has put me on a pendulum between happiness and sadness – loving life for its beauty, but hating it for its incredible unfairness. My most recent surprise was being invited to partake in … Continue reading Surprise

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Sharing in Sacraments

Sacraments.  You may hear the word and automatically think of Baptisms and First Communions, but there are some other types of sacraments that we far too often overlook.  Believe it or not, if we don't pay attention we may just bypass sacraments multiple times a day! I'm talking about "Small S Sacraments" or those occurrences, … Continue reading Sharing in Sacraments

Living the Fourth

This past February I embarked on a journey that I didn't know what I should expect from.  It was a weekend retreat called Kairos, that I heard so many wonderful things about, and people beaming smiles at my just telling me I needed to go.  Sure enough I went, and  became one of those beaming … Continue reading Living the Fourth

An Appreciation for Empty Seats

August 24, 2009. It was my first day of classes at Canisius College and my second class of the day was Advanced Introduction to French in Old Main at 10 a.m.  I picked a seat at the back table closest to the door, but making sure to put an empty seat in between me and … Continue reading An Appreciation for Empty Seats

Fall in Love, Stay in Love and It Will Decide Everything

Well, the time has come. This will be my last “Gorc Meets World” column in The Griffin newspaper, a place I have called home for four years. This column has been a surprising blessing for me. A blessing that has not only helped me with my own self-reflection, but one that has allowed me to … Continue reading Fall in Love, Stay in Love and It Will Decide Everything