Anticipation

(by guest blogger, Laura Duquette) Have you ever looked forward to something so much that you began to think about it daily? Maybe you...

God opens doors

The other day I said Mass at a Catholic retreat center in Northeastern Vermont for a group of people visiting from Rhode Island. It had...

Raindrops

The other night I was unexpectedly caught in a huge storm. Driving was treacherous, so I slowly made my way to the church and I parked...

Remember Me

One day at the Warming Shelter, one of the homeless youth gave me a small, wooden statue of an animal as a gift. I still don't know...

Disorientation

Our lives need stability and routine in order for us to feel comfortable and secure. When major disruptions interrupt that stability, we...

For It Is In Giving That We Receive

Gift-giving can be an expression of appreciation, love or esteem, and sometimes it is all these things wrapped up into one! We have all...

A Little Jazz is Good for You!

The Burlington Jazz Festival started the weekend of June 4, 2021 in Burlington, VT. I had the opportunity to play previously with the...

Who Inspired You This Memorial Day?

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. It's a day for remembering a lot of people who have died, especially the military men and women who gave their...

Two Deacons

The other night I was so deeply touched. We had had a Confirmation ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Joseph where I work. There had been...

Out With The Old

(Guest blog by Laura Duquette) Almost every one of us is familiar with the saying: "Out with the old, in with the new." While the...

Thankful

Sometimes we think we know what children think, but we often don't give them enough credit for having thoughts much deeper than what we...

Compassionate Donors

We have some amazing donors to The St. Nicholas Project who know from their own personal experience the importance of supporting children...

Calling All Gardners

Do you have a green thumb and love planting flowers to make your home beautiful? Or maybe you have thought about planting your very own...

It all goes to the kids.

I am always touched by our St. Nicholas Project donors. They are the best! They support the children in ways that are so humble because...

Spring into ideas

Spring has finally arrived in Vermont. The warm sun fills everybody with energy. People are out jogging, bike riding, raking their...

Seasons Change

(Guest blog by Laura Duquette) Every March I think the same thing. Spring is just around the corner, even though I cannot yet see it....

Charity is Courageous.

The card read: "Dear Father Harlow and friends: Thank you so much for the amazing new stuff you gave us!" The inside of the card had...

God loves a cheerful giver

"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one...

Detachment

One of the youth at our homeless shelter left during the night. He didn't want to follow our rules. Although the St. Nicholas Project...

An Amazing Concert Opportunity

Please join me on Friday March 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM for a virtual concert by internationally known Christian singer, Ryan Tremblay. Ryan...