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Sharing the Word for May 25, 2018

Marriage is truly a vocation that presents to each partner a life of great joys and happiness. Jesus is very clear that marriage is for keeps.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for May 24, 2018

Jesus' words remind us that what God asks of us, he promises the strength and fortitude to see it through.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for May 23, 2018

The real disciple of Jesus is one who rejoices in the good things anyone does for another. God is pleased, and so should we all be.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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A look at Lent with Friar Jim

A Friar Reflects on the Hope of Lent

Lent is a time to take stock of our lives and show God that we are grateful for the gift of faith. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Lent: A Season of Mystery and Surprise

Lenten Reflections with Friar Jim

Friar Jim Van Vurst, OFM, offers insight and wisdom to this holy season.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for January 9, 2017 – First Week in Ordinary Time – Year 1

There is no unimportant person on this earth. Each of us has the same value in God’s heart.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 30, 2016

The suffering face of Jesus can be seen on TV news any night of the week.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 26, 2016 – Year 1

Trusting in God brought St. Paul to his greatest challenges and greatest glory. It will do the same for us.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 19, 2016 – Fourth Week of Advent – Year 1

Some individuals seem to conclude that their difficult time is a punishment from God. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for December 16, 2016

We have our own prophets who bravely “testify to the truth” of what needs to be done in the areas of peace and justice.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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