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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Thought for the day…

May we, therefore, be motivated to act accordingly.  As the wise and saintly Ignatius of Loyola reminds us: “God freely created us so that we might know, love, and serve him in this life and be happy with him forever. … Continue reading

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Your mother is always close by…

  Jesus says to all of us: Behold your Mother….       Jesus says to Mary: Behold your son/your children….       Have you taken Mary as your own Mother?  Have you accepted this gift of comfort, protection, … Continue reading

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Judging…Loving

    We are not called to judge others, but we are still called to be good examples to them, and share the Truth with them.         Don’t use “not judging” as a reason not to boldly … Continue reading

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Love in action…

  If a man who was rich enough in this world’s goods saw that one of his brothers was inneed, but closed his heart to him, how could the love of God be living in him? My children, our love … Continue reading

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The Archangels

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Happiness…

I was at the store yesterday evening after a long day.  I just wanted to run in with my daughter and quickly get what I needed.  While standing at the long checkout lane, I started looking at people and the … Continue reading

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Why Mary?

Mary, Model of Charity Pope Benedict XVI Mary’s greatness consists in the fact that she wants to magnify God, not herself. She is lowly: her only desire is to be the handmaid of the Lord (cf. Lk 1:38, 48). She … Continue reading

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Why pray?

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How can we live in peace & harmony when we believe so differently?

Brethren, be joyful. Try to grow perfect; help one another. Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.  2 Cor 13:11 So, how can we live peacefully & lovingly together when not … Continue reading

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You can’t love too much!

Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

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