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Thoughts on Praying Simply

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

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

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

Sharing the Word

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

Sharing the Word

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

Sharing the Word

Sharing the Word for September 13, 2016 – Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Perhaps in the guise of a friend, the merciful Lord came and raised us back to life again.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Sharing the Word

Sharing the Word for September 7, 2016 – Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time — Year 2

Those who are poor, who weep, and who are hungry, are seen by God as truly blessed.

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Sharing the Word

God is the remedy to our broken hearts.

Our Worst Can Be the Best We Give to God

Sometimes our wounded hearts are the only things we can offer. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Franciscan Media

The Face of Jesus

The Face of Jesus

We are all sinners. But with Jesus, we need never be afraid. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Franciscan E-spirations

The Hope of Lent

Lent and the Power of Forgiveness

Lent presents to us God’s infinite love for all humankind. By Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Jim Van Vurst, OFM

Franciscan E-spirations