Author Archives: Christina Leslie

About Christina Leslie

My relationship with God has always been close, loving....and humorous. I hope a peek into my life as a Catholic cantor, journalist, and "Fool for Christ" in central New Jersey can help you recognize the love He showers upon you as well!

A Bargain at Any Price

Halleluia! He is Risen! My liturgical musician friends and I have completed our singing, playing the organ, ringing the handbells, or blowing the trumpets to rejoice in Christ’s resurrection and triumph over death. To borrow (and mutilate) that phrase from … Continue reading

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April Sage

We’ve rounded the turn and come into the home stretch of Lent, and I’m not happy. With just days to go before the Triduum, I’ve taken stock of my progress on my Lenten journey, and I’ve fallen short of my … Continue reading

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A Liturgical Sandwich

I sang a liturgical sandwich this past Sunday, but discovered the Bread was much more satisfying than the filler. Let me explain. As a multiple-church musician, I usually sing at more than one Catholic parish in a single weekend, and … Continue reading

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Everlasting Life

Recently, a 48-year-old woman died. Accolades for her ring loudly. More than 2,000 years ago, a 33-year-old man died. Accolades for Him will echo throughout all eternity.   Many tears were shed due to the woman’s early passing caused by … Continue reading

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The Feast of Light and Shadow

Welcome the light! We have seen the shadow on the appointed day! Let us rejoice! I’m not talking about Punxsutawney Phil or any of his rodent acolytes. I barely pay attention to human meteorologists (especially after that car drowning episode); … Continue reading

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There’s a New Kid in Town!

Did you ever watch an old Western movie? Remember the scene where the hero and the villain slowly swagger towards one another on the town’s dusty Main Street? (I think the swagger might have been due to saddle sores and … Continue reading

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A Pearl of Wisdom

Sorry for the unannounced hiatus from blogging, but mid-month I left the fair Garden State for a brief vacation in the Aloha State (yes, again: the line to envy me forms on the right, please). I’m back home, refreshed, a … Continue reading

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Jesus in My Travel Mug

One of my favorite Christmas gifts this year is a thermal travel mug from that ubiquitous coffee chain. You know the one: they seem to have a branch on every third street corner, and if you were to train a powerful … Continue reading

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The Day You Know Why

It’s that time again: time to look back at what you have accomplished, and to look forward at your goals for the year ahead. First, allow me a few minutes for a quick summary of my adventures and lessons learned … Continue reading

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A Slower-Paced Christmas Eve

Mark it: 2011 was the year society shattered the pretense of any Christmas reverence or good taste. Department stores, having whittled away at the Thanksgiving feast for years, finally broke the pre-dawn Friday barrier to shoppers to swing open their … Continue reading

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