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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Our hearts are restless, and will continue to be restless, until…

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Augustine (August 28th): A short synopsis of his life is provided below (courtesy of The Catholic Encyclopedia). As we celebrate his feast & his life, a question worth asking is “Why does … Continue reading

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Eternal Life … Do we desire it?

A young man approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” Mt 19:16-22 For Reflection: Read the entire Scripture passage: Mt 19:16-22 Listen: What is God saying to me? What do I need to … Continue reading

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Saint for our times…. St. Maximilian Kolbe

St Maximilian Kolbe (1894 – 1941) He was born on 8 January 1894 in occupied Poland: he joined the Franciscans in Lwów in 1910, and was ordained eight years later, as his country became free and independent for the first … Continue reading

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Families – standing strong together

Pope Francis recently addressed over 500,000 people at the opening of the 37th National Convocation of the “Renewal of the Spirit” in Rome. Speaking about families he noted: Families are the domestic Church, where Jesus grows; he grows in the … Continue reading

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