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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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Friar’s Corner: Look to Jesus that you may be radiant with joy!

Proverbs 9:1-6; Ps 34:2-7; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 Come, Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your well beloved spouse. (Fr. Gogby) This week we continue to reflect on Jesus as our … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: What a friend we have in Jesus

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4, 12-15; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 During these Lenten Sundays we have been looking at the Old Testament covenants between God and various key figures of his chosen people like Noah, Abraham, Moses and King David. We … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Families can be little churches filled with faith, hope and love

Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-3; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Colossians 3:12-2; Luke 2:22-40 The Holy Spirit orchestrated many people around the birth of Jesus Christ. He continues to guide the Church on its journey on earth to heaven. The love of God came … Continue reading

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