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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 8 (Friday)

EIGHTH DAY (Friday, 7th Week of Easter) Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray! The Gift of Wisdom Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all the other … Continue reading

Jesus tells us Who He is…

Do you know Jesus? Do you know who He is? Do you talk to Him daily? Take a few moments & be with Him; let Jesus feed you, guide you, give you life…

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Saints & Souls…

Come, let us worship our God, who is glorified in the assembly of his saints. Excerpts from a sermon by Saint Bernard, abbot. Let us make haste to our brethren who are awaiting us Why should our praise and glorification, … Continue reading

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When will we be truly happy?

Now that we have fully tasted the promises of unlimited freedom, we begin to appreciate once again the old phrase: “world-weariness”. Forbidden pleasures lost their attraction at the very moment they stopped being forbidden. Even if they are pushed to … Continue reading

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Restless…

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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St Thomas More

Comfort in tribulation can be secured only on the sure ground of faith – holding as true the words of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church.  – St. Thomas More St. Thomas More (1478-1535) Thomas was a friend … Continue reading

Are you unhappy? This might be the reason…

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Darkness: Is it to be feared?

As I was reading Fr. Barron’s Lenten Reflection yesterday, I took a moment to pause and meditate on his focus on “Faith & darkness.”   In the morning when I wake up, I love the darkness.  This is the time of … Continue reading

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Happiness continued…

  For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.  Psalm 92             He that handles a matter wisely shall … Continue reading

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Happiness…

Meditate on these 6 Steps… Do you struggle with any of these steps? Which ones? Why?  As you reflect on these, also realize that these will help you to draw closer to God, & lead you to Eternal Happiness!

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018