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About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of Goliathjobs.com.

The Reality Of The Holy Eucharist

“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, … Continue reading

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Mom Forever In A Song

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I had difficulty coming up with the words that would best do justice to this Mother’s Day post. I searched my mind but found none worthy. Yet the words not found in thought were found in the…

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How Important is any one of us?

“…but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” – Matthew 10:30 As I gaze out my window on a pleasant spring-like day, I find myself focused on our lawn. Not on the entire lawn, but on a particular blade … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday: The Empty Tomb

“Pilate said to them, “The guard is yours; go secure it as best you can.” So they went and secured the tomb by fixing a seal to the stone and setting the guard. – Matthew 27: 65-66 “The king lay … Continue reading

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Good Friday – The First Homily

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In the letter to the Hebrews, the author affirms Jesus as High Priest according to the Order of Melchizedek. When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present…

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Holy Week: “The Week That Changed The World”

Palm Sunday– “Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried: Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.”- John 12:13 Holy Thursday– “And taking bread, he gave … Continue reading

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The Carpenter’s Son

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“And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said to them: How is it that you sought me?…

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