Category Archives: Scriptures

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Friars Corner: Our joy is in God’s kindness and love for all people

Leviticus 19:1-2, 1-18; Ps 103: 1-4, 8,10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38- When we read and study the Bible, we see over and over again how much God loves and cares for his children that he has placed on … Continue reading

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Mary leads us to the secret of evangelization

Mary, model of evangelization, has much to teach us about evangelization by the way she relates to God and his people. Here are three scenes in Mary’s life that reveal the secret of evangelization. The Annunciation. Mary had a personal … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Blessed are they who walk in the Light of the Lord

Sirach 15:15-20; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 The New Catechism says this about the new life that Jesus came to earth to bring us into, his Kingdom. The New Law is called a law of … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus’ Light brings joy to us and blessings to others

Isaiah 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s light is a major theme throughout our Bible. It is mentioned 77 times from Genesis to Revelation. As God was creating the universe and our earth, he said in Genesis … Continue reading

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Partners with God

“For we are God’s co-workers, you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor. 3:9) We are called by God to take care of his creation. Not just as stewards but as co-creators with God. His work continues with our help, … Continue reading

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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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  Time for God — Fr. Jacques Philippe’s classic on mental prayer – featured on SpiritualDirection.com – What is the highest priority of prayer? Find out when Nancy Ward reviews Father Jacques Philippe’s classic book on mental prayer Time for … 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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