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Mark Azzara

Mark Azzara
Mark Azzara spent 45 years in print journalism, most of them with the Waterbury Republican in Connecticut, where he was a features writer with a special focus on religion at the time of his retirement. He also worked for newspapers in New Haven and Danbury, Conn. At the latter paper, while sports editor, he won a national first-place writing award on college baseball. Azzara also has served as the only admissions recruiter for a small Catholic college in Connecticut and wrote a self-published book on spirituality, "And So Are You." He is active in his church and a non-denominational prayer community and facilitates two Christian study groups for men. Azzara grew up in southern California, graduating from Cal Sate Los Angeles. He holds a master's degree from the University of Connecticut.

A Burning Heart Is Ours for the Asking

05/1/17By Mark Azzara Dear Friend, The other day, while stirring oatmeal in the pot, I got to thinking about an early-morning conversation that I and four friends had about Jesus coming alongside two ordinary men (just like the five of us) who were on their way to Emmaus. The Emmaus buddies were stymied by Jesus’ crucifixion, and when Jesus came …

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