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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 10-14-16

 What is this I hear about you? by Connie Beckman – I may stumble and fall flat on my face at times, but I know with joy that if I seek God’s mercy and ask for his forgiveness, grace will … Continue reading

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What is your Galilee Moment?

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.org Pope Francis spoke about how Jesus told his disciples after his Resurrection to return to Galilee where they first give their lives to him.  “To return to Galilee means above all to return to that blazing light … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Lepers find the joy of God’s healing love

2 Kings 5:14-17; Ps 98:1-4; 2 Timothy 2:8-1; Luke 17:11-19 We continue to beg God for his mercy on our country with this election, the conversion of all terrorists and care for the refugees. Next to frequent Mass, we use … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 9-23-16

What is your Galilee moment – What is your Galilee moment of joy when that blazing light of God’s grace touched you? Jesus at the Post Office – Kathy Walshe writes, “We never know who Jesus is going to put … Continue reading

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Six Lessons of 9-11

After 15 years, I still keep a poster on the wall of my office advertising the National Book Festival, which my husband and I attended on September 8, 2001. All kinds of booths and entertainment venues filled the National Mall … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: The Praying Mantis

What does a praying mantis have to do with a new job? I was barely out of college. My journalism degree helped me land a part-time office job with the publisher of a Texas restaurant guide. The hours were flexible … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Pentecost People

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Before Pentecost, the disciples were fearful orphans subject to their whims of the moment. Sad and grieving without Jesus, they lacked self-direction and self-motivating guidance. He was their protector who promised to stay with them always. Then … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The major works of the Holy Spirit

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 St. Francis of Assisi gave us this powerful prayer. "Most high and glorious God, enlighten the darkness of our minds. Instill in us a correct faith, a … Continue reading

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