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Friar’s Corner: Get close to Jesus in Lent

Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Ps 91:1-2, 10-15; Romans 10:8-13;  Luke 4:1-13 We are already at the beginning of Lent. My resolution for Lent is to get as close to Jesus as I can. As I look back at the daily gospel readings … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Description of Merciful God

General audience: new cycle of catechesis on mercy in the Bible Vatican City, 13 January 2016 (VIS) – During today's general audience, which took place in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, the Pope began a new cycle of catechesis dedicated … 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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The logic of giving, according to Jesus

Vatican City, 26 July 2015 (VIS) – At midday today Pope Francis appeared at the window of his study in the Vatican Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. He commented on the … Continue reading

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Do you know the name of your Guardian Angel?

Years ago a Bible study friend of mine talked about going shopping with Lenore. Who was Lenore? Her guardian angel. How did she know her name? She asked her. So I began to ask my guardian angel what her name … Continue reading

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I love this quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered: Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Compassion

The thunderstorm caused a traffic jam, making us late to daily mass. My husband and I scurried into the foyer to find the main part of the church dark. A glance to the right, where the only source of light … Continue reading

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The Glass of Milk

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at … Continue reading

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