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Sharing the Word for June 15, 2018

The bond of marriage is one of the most sacred bonds and contract any two people can make. Successful marriages don't just happen by chance.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for May 26, 2018

The "Kingdom of God" is God's gift to us. It is not something we create or achieve by our own efforts. It is part and parcel of the gift of life and care God gives to us.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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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

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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.

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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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