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Friar’s Corner: The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

  Proverbs 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Last week we celebrated the third major element of our faith, Pentecost, the coming and empowerment of God’s Holy Spirit to continue his salvation work. This Spirit guides us to Jesus, … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Church teaching changed our lives

by Tima Borges Our conversion story starts 10 years into our marriage. While Dave and I were both raised in Catholic families, we had a vague understanding of what it meant to be Catholic. We attended Mass on most Sundays, … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-2-15

Among Women podcast features #SharingYOURFaithStory – Among Women podcast offers tips for #SharingYOURFaithStory to be a better witness in Year of Mercy God Knows by Minnie Louise Haskins – I said to the man at the gate of the year: … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The joy of healthy family life

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128:1-5 Colossians 3:12-21 Luke 2:22-40 This week, within the eight days after Christmas, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family. Thinking about this holy family is especially vital today, when the family is so much … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JoyAlive.net posts 12-18-15

A short story of Joy – Deanna learns from 8-year-old Cameron the importance of allowing children to make little sacrifices and experience the joy of sharing. Seven ways to love God by praising him – Seven ways to love God in return by praising him in hymns, … Continue reading

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A short story of joy

by Deanna Klingel A few weeks ago I was attending Mass in another town where I was signing books. I hadn’t been there long when a young mom ushered her brood into the pew. She had an infant in a … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 11-13-15

Sharing YOUR Faith Story with others – ACTS? Baptist preacher? Samaritan woman? Sinners Prayer? Gloria Castro #Sharing YOUR Faith Story with others Pope Francis: A sharing family is a happy family – Pope Francis sites conviviality of the family sharing … Continue reading

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CWG: Finding Patience is too good not to share

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.org Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience by Virginia Lieto has all the elements familiar to most children: families in transition, siblings, new classmates, loneliness and puppies! For children, waiting for anything seems endless! Faith Livingstone, … Continue reading

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