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about Pat Pasternak

I recently retired after 35+ years as a teacher, catechist, principal, and director of religious education in parishes in my area. I earned a master's degree in religious studies in '92 and a second master's degree in Sacred Scriptures in '98 from Providence College. I have made several pilgrimages to the Holy Land the first of which led my to pursue formal studies in Scripture. I have also made pilgrimages to Poland [Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa] and attended World Youth Day '97 in Paris with my niece as part of our diocesan group. I also have a great interest in icons and have done much reading about and reflecting on them. I have traveled to Russia & Greece to learn more about them. These travels have enriched my life in many ways and I thank and praise the Lord daily for these and many other blessings most importantly my husband of 45+ years and my two wonderful children [now adults] who have supported me in these endeavors.

places of worship

St. Stanislaus Parish, Fall River, Massachusetts
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affiliated institutions
formerly Dominican Academy, and Holy Trinity and St Thomas More parishes in the Diocese of Fall River.
title & honorific

The One Reason Why Hell Does Exist!

A response to John Alan Shope's "7 Reasons Why Hell Does Not Exist"


A photo of the Divine Mercy Image in Vilnius, Lithuania. The bottom line Jesu, ufam tobie translates to Jesus, I trust in You. Please refer to pa...

Divine Mercy Sunday

An image and article briefly summarizing the origin of Divine Mercy Sunday

What are Demons? A Catholic Response

Comment to the article "What are Demons?"

priestly celibacy

Clarification regarding priestly celibacy in the Eastern Catholic Rite.

Pope Francis at the Western Wall '14

In answer to the question about important religious figure, I have chosen to post this photo of Pope Francis because I think it is so important for...

Transfiguration Icon

This Icon of the Transfiguration is, for me, an image of hope, awe, joy: Awe of the momentous event this was for Peter, James & John and awe of the...
"Because demons, devils, fallen angels or whatever term you wish to use exist.  They are rational beings, like humans, who have both intellect and f..." read more
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