Category Archives: Holy Spirit

Pentecost, inspirations and gifts of Spirit

You are being watched!

Featured on CatholicMom.com In your neighborhood, at work, school and on the soccer field; at the movies, at the mall and at church, curious eyes are on you. You are being watched. Why you? Because everyone around you craves something … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The power of the Holy Spirit in our prayer

Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 I would usually take the gospel theme to develop. This week it is a parable about the good wheat and weeds the enemy sowed in the field and two … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Christian fruitfulness brings us joy even in trials and difficulties

Isaiah 55:10-11; Ps 65:11-14; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-9 Parables are simple life stories that Jesus told his large audiences. They are down to earth everyday stories that were in their normal experiences like agricultural or fishing. When we read these … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of following and serving Jesus

2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-19 Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42  There are several themes one could draw from today’s readings. Matthew’s Jesus can sound rather harsh in the early section about parents, children and life in the world. … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Joy is knowing the Trinity. Amen!

Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9; Daniel 3:52-55; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; 3:16-18 In the last two months we have celebrated three major events in our Christian life: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, His return to his Father and their sending of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-9-17

First post: Godless Graduation New Evangelizers: A New Catholic Sister Friars Corner: Dear Holy Spirit, fill us with the joy of your marvelous gifts  

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Friars Corner: Dear Holy Spirit, fill us with the joy of your marvelous gifts

Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-22. Now we come to the conclusion of our Easter Season. We remembered the suffering, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. We conclude with the Father and … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-2-17

The Surprising Charisms of the Holy Spirit – Nancy Ward writes, How can the Holy Spirit transform your natural talents into charisms? Give you new ways to honor him? His answer may surprise you. Featured Favorite: Holy Spirit Sandwich – The Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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