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Remembering my mother, the political junkie

As I think of my beloved mother on the eve of her passing into eternal life, I revisit notes I shared with my children from my last visit with her: Here is my mother, the Magpie: I noticed her on

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Remembering John Victor Morais 18 Dec 1910 – 6 March 1991

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”  That was the motto of Anderson School, Ipoh, Perak where an eager  16 year old transplant from Kerala, educated up to that point in Malayalam,  started his adventure in what

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Remembering John Victor Morais

In remembrance of the life of John Victor Morais, born this day, December 18, 1910. Returned to God’s nearer presence Mar 6, 1991. With gratitude for setting an example of what can be accomplished with determination, despite the odds; an

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Gladys Vaz Morais: In God’s Nearer Presence

As we mark this day, two years ago, on Nov 8, 2015, that you sailed on into eternal life, here once again is the hymn you taught Zubin and Sheela Jane. Your wisdom and your love remain with us always.

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A Mother’s Gifts

Parvati is a gentle mother goddess. But as Kali, she also wields enormous power. The daughter of Himavan, the king of the Himalayas, consort of Lord Shiva, and mother of Ganesha, the Elephant-Headed Lord, Parvati is the embodiment of all

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Gladys Vaz Morais: Peace, Gentle Heart

“I don’t know what lies ahead of me,” she said, once. “But Mum, you’re a person of great faith. Nothing bad Awaits you. God will ask “How did you use your gifts of head And heart? Your many talents? What

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In Thanksgiving 2015

                                                                                              GLADYS MORAIS      May 8, 1923 – Nov 8, 2015. Daughter of Cecilia (Polly) and Vincent Vaz; wife of John Victor Morais; beloved mother of Herbert, Benedict, Elaine, Dawn and Justin. Grandmother of 9, great-grandmother to 13. Our mother

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Mother and Daughter: Double Joy

With thanks for the many blessings of having mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Gladys Morais nee Vaz, and sister, aunt, great-aunt and cheer-leader for all who need a helping hand, Elaine Morais –in our lives. For your generosity of heart and soul,

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Sr. Enda, Sister Moon and all Strong Women

The noise from the extreme right being extremely wrong about women has made me think about some of the strong women in my life. My very strong mother, Gladys (Vaz) Morais, my older sister Elaine, and the feisty Irish Franciscan

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Love Snail Mail. Love My Post Office.

I am having trouble throwing away a used envelope. It sits on my kitchen counter and I keep picking it up and examining the wavy lines that run across the face of Lady Liberty, announcing that the letter was mailed

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