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Author Archive: Nathaniel Lauer

Nate is a cradle Catholic hailing from the rolling grasslands northeast of Denver,Colorado. He has an MA in a theological field from The Augustine Institute, a BA in Theology from Franciscan University and has a desire for serving others in the confluent spheres of theology, business and politics. He has worked as a College Financial Aid Advisor as well as having owned his own Catholic goods & bookstore among other job titles. His great passion is moving others through reflective writing on the Truth, Beauty and Goodness of our Triune God and the Catholic Faith.

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Even in Death, Clasping Baby Blue Beads

August 5, AD2017 0 Comments
Even in Death, Clasping Baby Blue Beads

Many of you have undoubtedly had profound experiences with death so perhaps you will not only relate to my experiences with death but find my reflections helpful. I come from a very large Volga German Catholic family. The Volga Germans were an ethnic German group who lived and thrived along the Volga River far southeast […]

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When Christmas Comes In June

June 28, AD2017 1 Comment
When Christmas Comes In June

Here we are in late June. We have crossed the approximate halfway mark between last Christmas and the coming Christmas.  I love Advent and Christmas dearly, and as a Coloradoan, thoughts of Christmas are never far away, as snow is never far away from us.  I’ve seen snowflakes fall in early June even outside of […]

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Strength in Weakness

May 31, AD2017 2 Comments
Strength in Weakness

strength A few weeks ago, I visited a very devout aunt of mine in the hospital. But I had forgotten what kind of person this woman is. I did not remember the degree of her rugged, enduring, piercing, and warm, Christ-like heart. Struggling with a system-wide infection to say nothing of other health challenges currently, […]

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Tales and Travails of a Tornado Alley Catholic

May 1, AD2017 1 Comment
Tales and Travails of a Tornado Alley Catholic

tornado I grew up in a Colorado that is without mountains. That might seem hard to imagine. Growing up on a thousand-acre Northeastern Colorado farm and ranch might also seem hard to imagine. 1,000 acres is a lot of land by most people’s estimations. Miles of winter wheat, oats, corn, natural prairie pastures and hundreds […]

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The New Missionaries: Family Missions Company

March 31, AD2017 2 Comments
The New Missionaries: Family Missions Company

missions Deep in the heart of Cajun country, in the bayous of southernmost Louisiana, mere miles off the Gulf Coast lies Big Woods, the operation center of Family Missions Company, a non-profit short and long-term mission organization that has grown to become America’s largest Catholic family-oriented, family-friendly foreign missions endeavor seeking to spread the Gospel […]

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Hurry Up, Easter!

March 2, AD2017 1 Comment
Hurry Up, Easter!

With the early days of the Lenten season now upon us, perhaps, like me, you already find the prospect of so many weeks ahead until Easter quite daunting. Usually, the First Sunday of Lent has not even arrived and I find myself war weary from the penitential season of Lent. I think by the time […]

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Slivers

January 31, AD2017 2 Comments
Slivers

I had a love-hate relationship with my mother’s tweezers and sewing needles growing up. I always ran to my mom when I so often would get wood slivers in my fingers as I spent summer days outside on our Northeastern Colorado farm. Back then I was found climbing fences, running in and out of sheds, […]

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The Year of Our Lord 2017

January 12, AD2017 1 Comment
The Year of Our Lord 2017

The year of our Lord 2017 is upon is. I am guessing that such an expression is one that you likely do not hear frequently in the second decade of the twenty-first century. Quite frankly, for myself, it is a reference that I suppose I only have heard in books and movies set in the […]

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