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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Do it anyway…

    We all have those moments in our lives as Christians when we have gone out of our way for another: we hired them when no one else would; we gave them a second chance when we didn’t need … Continue reading

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In the presence of the angels, come, let us adore the Lord.

Click on image for a video meditation. Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (…) Michael was the leader of the army of God during the uprising of Lucifer. He is known as the Defender. Raphael travelled with Tobit and protected him. … Continue reading

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What is my attitude?

Click on image to join in Prayer & Praise. Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or … Continue reading

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The Papal Visit to the U.S. continues…

“Three sons and a daughter of this land, four individuals and four dreams: Lincoln, liberty; Martin Luther King, liberty in plurality and non-exclusion; Dorothy Day, social justice and the rights of persons; and Thomas Merton, the capacity for dialogue and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis in the US…

10 Ways to Participate in Pope Francis’s US Visit Take part in a “Virtual Pilgrimage” with these prayers as the Holy Father makes his way to more than a dozen different locations in Washington, DC, New York City, and Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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Staying fit…

  “It is not particularly difficult to find thousands who will spend two or three hours a day in exercising, but if you ask them to bend their knees to God in five minutes of prayer they protest that it … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Visit to the US – September 22-27, 2015

Tuesday—September 22nd – Washington, DC ◾4:00 p.m. Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews Wednesday—September 23rd – Washington, DC ◾9:15 a.m. Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House ◾11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of … Continue reading

Let us celebrate the birth of Mary; Let us ask her to pray for us…

Let us proclaim the greatness of our Saviour who chose to be born of the Virgin Mary. Confident that he will hear us, we ask: – Lord, may your mother pray for us. Sun of justice, you showed your day … Continue reading

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Labor Day: A Call to Christians…

On Monday, our country observes Labor Day. Celebrated on the first Monday of September, this holiday pays honor to the contributions and achievements of American workers. This is a time that we set aside to acknowledge not only those who … Continue reading

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Guiding our children (& others) in the right direction…

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. —CS Lewis     3 Key sources for teaching & guiding our children: 1. Scripture 2. The … Continue reading

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018