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The Rosary Calls Us to Love

This devotion can be a driving force to live and act with love. By Fr. Wade Menzes, CPM

Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady of Fatima’s Importance Today

Through her Fatima messages, Our Lady requests a number of sincere actions from us. By Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

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Easter and the Coming of the Holy Spirit

In John's account, the Holy Spirit was offered to the disciples on Easter night. By Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi

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Lent: A Season of Grace and Mystery

The Loneliness of Gethsemane

Jesus invited his disciples to pray with him, but he was a stone's throw away. By Ronald Rolheiser

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The First Words of Christ

We can only understand Jesus's ministry fully if we examine it from beginning to end. By Daniel P. Horan, OFM

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Cultivating Grateful Joy

Opening our hearts to the Good News starts with fully appreciating the power of our senses. By Brother David Steindl-Rast

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What Can Wendell Berry Teach Us about Humility?

The renowned author, poet, activist, and farmer lives a life of simplicity, with the understanding that all is given by God. By Ragan Sutterfield

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Why Should We Meditate?

Meditation is a way of being with God. By Laurence Freeman, OSB

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Saint Francis and Saint Junipero

Though divided by centuries, the two saints are united by their call to missionary discipleship. By Stephen J. Binz

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Love Letters From God

Scripture is a constant revelation of God's love for us. By Daniel P. Horan, OFM

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Finding Strength in Our Interior Beauty

God tells me that my value as his daughter and as a woman is increasing, not fading away. By Lisa Mladnich

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The Poverty Mentality

How can we learn to be sane around money when we were never taught, and when many of us have been taught that to speak of money is unseemly? By Heather King

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Saint Anthony of Egypt

The Worst Religious Sin

God speaks in many tongues and to every color and age of people. By Joan Chittister

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The Truth About Trouble

The Truth About Trouble

Troubles will come. It's how we relate to them that matters. By Michael Scanlan, TOR.

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The Upper Room in Jerusalem: The Most Important Room in Christendom

It's the location of the Last Supper, the gathering place of the apostles, and the home of Pentecost. By Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi

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On the Feast of Stephen: A Meditation from Pope Francis

From the perspective of faith, the Feast of Saint Stephen is in full harmony with the deeper meaning of Christmas. By Diane M. Houdek

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The Little Way of Advent: Stirred by the Lord’s Spirit

The ways in which God responds to our prayers can be difficult to comprehend. By Fr. Gary Caster

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The Strangers at the Manger

The Brady twins find themselves witnessing one of the most important events in history: the birth of Christ. By Lisa M. Hendey.

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Prayer in the Advent Season

The spirituality of Advent focuses us on the mystery of the unknown and the incomplete, connecting with the journey of Mary and Joseph. By Donal Neary, SJ

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Peace Be with You

As we begin the Advent season, let us reflect on the way of peace practiced by Mother Teresa. By Heidi Hess Saxton

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Gift-Giving as a Way of Life

Think of a gift as the language of your soul. By Thomas Moore

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Advice Worth Ignoring: “It’s a Stage. It Will Pass.”

It may be a stage, but that doesn’t mean it will pass.

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When Darkness Becomes Dawn

Even in the depths of grief, there is a Presence that will light the way.

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Padre Pio and the Madonna

Padre Pio nurtured his love for the Mother of Jesus from the time he was a child.

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Prayer and Meditation

The Easiest Prayer Ever

Plenty of people think they don’t pray well. Or that they somehow pray wrong. But there is a kind of prayer that anyone can do.

James Martin, SJ

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Encounters with Pope Francis

Pope Francis speaks of the "culture of encounter," and during his 2015 trip to America, it became apparent that he lives it as well.

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