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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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Circle of Good: Loving the sinner

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Our parents and spiritual mentors taught to hate the sin and love the sinner. This haunting story, compelling me to share it. The author is unknown and the facts cannot be authenticated. Like a biblical parable, the message … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The power of the Holy Spirit in our prayer

Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 I would usually take the gospel theme to develop. This week it is a parable about the good wheat and weeds the enemy sowed in the field and two … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of following and serving Jesus

2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-19 Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42  There are several themes one could draw from today’s readings. Matthew’s Jesus can sound rather harsh in the early section about parents, children and life in the world. … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Holy Spirit Sandwich

“To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit,” promises St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:7. I was born with the natural gift of writing. The Holy Spirit expanded that writing talent into a charism he … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone by Dave Palmer

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com ContemplativeHomeschool.com  and SpiritualDirection.com “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “and I assert that children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” Let’s … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Amazing Grace

by Diane Roe We all know the touching song, “Amazing Grace.” Instead of trying to sing that without crying, now I sing it smiling. The words “I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see,” … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Living Encounters by Sr. Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT

I grew up in the 60s and 70s, attending Catholic grade and high schools run by the School Sisters of St. Francis. The Sisters all wore habits down to the floor, and from the time I was little I felt … Continue reading

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