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Friars Corner: Joy in Christ’s living water

Exodus 17:3-7; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4: 5-11, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 Baptism in very much in the foreground during our Lenten journey. Some have been preparing since last fall to be baptized during the Easter Vigil. Those … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 3-17-17

Lent: Your Ways – by Amy Welborn – For Lent, if I am to be deeply reconciled to God, I need to know who God is and what God’s call to me is. That won’t happen by listening with half … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: God’s Mercy is falling on us. Alleluia!

Isaiah 49:14-15; Ps 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34 The precious and healing Blood of Jesus Christ over us and our country. The readings this weekend remind us that God’s love for us is far more than that of … Continue reading

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Sweeter than Honey

Two days before our beloved pastor left for a new assignment, I was bravely surrendering all my attachment to him. Over many years I had come to love him. Memories of attending a 10-part teaching series on Spiritual Direction surfaced … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: To do your will O my God, is my delight

Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; 1:29-34 Last Sunday we celebrated the Eastern Church’s Christmas and Jesus’ baptism. On Monday, the Roman Church remembered the baptism of Jesus, some thirty years later. Now the Sunday and … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-6-17

A reason, a season, a lifetime – featured on NewEvangelizers.com – People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. What new and old relationships need a special place in your life this season? CatholicMom: True … 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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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net post 12-23-16

Christmass in Germany, 1944 – Letter from Pfc John Cook written Christmas Eve, 1944, to his wife and daughters in Fort Worth, Texas, telling of hush of peace on the battlefield. Holiday fruits of the Spirit – Detecting holiday fruits … Continue reading

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