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Books
· There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

· The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

· The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

· Down a Narrow Alley

· I'll Paint a Sun

· Circles of Stone

· A Love Forbidden

· Finding Isabella


Articles
· Battling Writer's Guilt

· The Saint With the Dragon Tattoo

· My Cello Year

· In a Child's Eyes

· We Both Had Dads Named Joseph

· Highjacked by a Great Novel

· When All Else Fails

· House of Faith

· A Little Night Music

· Keep It Simple . . . The Way Jesus Did


Poetry
· A Wedding Prayer-Poem

· Earth Mother”

· In Memory of Bill Joyce

· Aging Actor

· Graduation 2003 . . . Wedding 2010

· A Wedding Toast

· Driver's Prayer

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  A Prayer for Esther on Her Birthday
by Alfred J. Garrotto
Monday, March 15, 2010
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Recent poems by Alfred J. Garrotto
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•  A Wedding Prayer-Poem
•  Earth Mother”
•  Graduation 2003 . . . Wedding 2010
•  In Memory of Bill Joyce
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A reflection on the Scripture readings
of the Roman Catholic liturgy
  for Monday, 4th Week of Lent, 2010.


The Prophet Isaiah 65:17-21
"Be glad forever and rejoice in what I create."

The Gospel of John 4:43-54
"Jesus went back to Cana of Galilee."


Lord Christ, 
 God of new,
of joy and creation.
 I praise you today
for one of your best,
my wife
my friend
and
partner,
on her birthday.

 You have blessed me
by sending her
to share my journey
through the second half of life.
 Grant us health
and length of days.

Can it be coincidence 
that today John
invites us with you 
back to Cana,
where you blessed two lovers
with abundance
of mirth-enhancing wine?

Happenstance,
that on this Lenten day
Isaiah sings in praise 
of newness and creation, 
of joy and rejoicing?
I think not.

 
On my daughters' behalf,
I thank you
for such a model 
of wisdom and virtue!

And grant to me 
that elusive third sight,
 to see among
the miracles of life and love
your presence
even here, even now.
Amen.

 


The Wisdom of Les Miserables: In Search of Wisdom for Everyday Living


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Reviewed by john salmon 7/23/2010
Wow nice birthday present

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The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

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Circles of Stone

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A Love Forbidden

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Down a Narrow Alley

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The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

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There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

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Finding Isabella

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