Tag Archives: Eucharist

Friars Corner: The joy of being fed by Jesus

Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a); Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58 In the last three months we have celebrated three major events in our Christian life: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, his return to his Father and the … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Why I Remain Catholic

The Anchoress Elizabeth Scalia posed the question on her Patheos blog, “Why do I remain Catholic?” to Catholic writers and all media persons in this post. #WhyRemainCatholic is going wild. This conversation is timely for me, for I’ve begun writing … Continue reading

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One Sunday in Galilee: Mass in the words Jesus spoke

Featured on CatholicMom.com An entry in my travel journal describes one Sunday in Galilee in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by John Michael Talbot. As it does now, the world churned in turmoil with war surrounding … 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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A Chalice full of talents

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace–1 Peter 4:10 The Deacon gave his homily on Mt. 24:14-30, the parable of the talents. He presented the … 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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Daily Gospel Reflection with Catholic Mom

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 18, 12-14 Have you ever rebelled interiorly and became the sheep that wandered away from the Shepherd? The skeptic that sits through the homily fuming inwardly, “No one’s gonna tell me what to do!” all the while … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Rejoice in the Lord always!

Isaiah 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Our joy increases as we draw close to Jesus. We are like fish to water. Alleluia! In these days before Christmas, we hear a lot of Christmas carols. Many … Continue reading

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