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Friars Corner: The Beatitudes lead us to the joy of Jesus

Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; Psalms 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes of Matthew’s Gospel point to a growing blessing of God, even amidst great trials and persecution in our lives. God’s joy flows from his divine grace within us … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you and yours

Solemnity of Christ’s Birth. Christmas Mass during the day: Isaiah 52:7-10; Ps 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6 John 1:1-18 For those of us who have been Christian from baptism or converted later, there is a certain joy and comfort in reading the … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus Christ is our Lord, Shepherd and Savior brings us great joy

Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Ps 122:1-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43 A blessed and safe Thanksgiving to you, your family and all. From the time of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, and the … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Carrying our cross is not always joyful

Malachi 3:19-20a; Ps 98:5-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19 Jesus, we thank you for showering on our nation and us your mercy and great wisdom for our election last Tuesday. We thank you that our polling places were protected. I … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Lepers find the joy of God’s healing love

2 Kings 5:14-17; Ps 98:1-4; 2 Timothy 2:8-1; Luke 17:11-19 We continue to beg God for his mercy on our country with this election, the conversion of all terrorists and care for the refugees. Next to frequent Mass, we use … Continue reading

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Grief, Joy and Alleluia!

Grief came during a birthday call to my husband on Sunday with news that his nephew Billy was severely beaten, left for dead, then discovered by a friend who put him to bed. When Billy’s concerned parents, not able to … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus

Jeremiah 18:8-10; Ps 40:1-4,18; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Please continue to pray daily a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the conversion of all terrorists. I think we want them to come to know the wonderful love of Jesus for all … Continue reading

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Transform your marriage with ‘Intimate Graces’

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com, CatholicWritersGuild.com and  CatholicMom.com Do you know that practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy can transform your marriage? This premise of Intimate Graces holds fast in delightful and touching stories with realistic solutions. The marriage of … Continue reading

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