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Grace in Times of Trouble

Blessed Onesimus was a runaway slave in the New Testament. Despite this distressing situation, he ultimately became known as a holy one in the early Church. It was St. Paul who gave Onesimus guidance and encouragement.

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Take Courage

Strive to be an encouraging friend, with full knowledge that God is in the situation and will make all work in his favor in some way.

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The Fiery Furnace Prayer

While the Judeans Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were their Hebrew names) were in exile in Babylon, they were thrown into a white-hot furnace for not bowing down to a golden statue.

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Cling to God

“Cling to him, do not leave him.”—Sirach 2:3a This is a short but profound reminder from the Old Testament Book of Sirach.

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Blessed Lady Jacoba and Almond Treats

Lady Jacoba (now Blessed Jacoba) was deeply struck by St. Francis of Assisi and consequently became a Third Order Franciscan. She kindly offered one special luxury to the humble man of Assisi.

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