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Friars Corner: Collecting God’s treasures to bear his fruit

Isaiah 5:1-7; Ps 80:9, 12-16, 19-20; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 Holy Spirit, please guide us to your truth, vision and clarity. God created the world good and gave it to the first humans that he put in his beautiful and … Continue reading

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Touch Jesus

by Sr. Linda Koontz Be close to the poor and to those in need, so as to touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Please draw near to them. —Pope Francis “The spirit of the Lord is upon me; … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, fill us with more wisdom to understand your goodness

Is 55:6-9; Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18; Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Mt 20:1-16a Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with more of our Baptismal and Confirmation gifts of wisdom and understanding. The readings this weekend show a little of God’s blessings to his … Continue reading

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The radiant joy of God’s presence

“Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,” (Psalm 34:6). What keeps us trying to focus our minds on the Lord and turn our hearts toward his? The joy of knowing he transforms us to reflect his presence … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Why I became a Catholic by Brian Gill

I’m a Catholic: by choice. I was born into a nice, normal, mainstream Protestant church. I accepted what I was taught there and still do, to a great extent. It’s not so much that I rejected the faith I was … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus died on the cross to forgive all of our sins

Sirach 27:30 -28:9; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12; Romans 14:7-8; Matthew 18:21-35 Dear Holy Spirit, please give us wisdom to know and understand Jesus’ awesome love for us. God loves us in so many ways. He wants us to receive more of … Continue reading

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Simple Acts of Love Six Lessons of 9-11 Friars Corner: Jesus calls us to love, not destroy

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Simple Acts of Love

“Any simple act of love, done in obedience and humility, reaches all the way into eternity.” This profound word, spoken at a recent prayer meeting, shocks those embroiled in our toxic culture. The world tells us we are to do … Continue reading

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