Sharing the Word for December 12, 2016 – Third Week of Advent – Year 1

This life is not the whole story. There is an eternity to follow where the righteous and innocent will rejoice.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for November 29, 2016 – Year 1

We all relish memories of wonderful times in our lives.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for November 8, 2016 – Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Our ultimate union with God in heaven for all eternity is the fulfillment of God’s gift to those who serve.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for October 31, 2016 – Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Living out the gospel in our lives here on earth will provide us with a happiness only God can give.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for October 27, 2016 – Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Jesus will be convicted for preaching the Good News, healing the sick, freeing people from demons, and speaking truthfully.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Thoughts on Praying Simply

Sometimes the deepest prayers are the simplest. By Father Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Franciscan E-spirations

Sharing the Word for October 17, 2016 – Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

When death comes, we have only ourselves to present to the Lord. We take nothing with us.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for October 1, 2016 – Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

One of the graces each of us has is being an “instrument of peace” that God can use for the sake of others.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for September 28, 2016 – Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Moments of grace come to us unexpectedly. It's good if we are able to say “yes”.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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Sharing the Word for September 20, 2016 – Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

As children of God, our relationship with each other is even deeper than blood relationships.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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