Minute Meditations

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Treasures of the Kingdom

In recognizing his vocation to live the Gospel, Francis knew that he could no longer identify himself with the wealthy and powerful of his day.
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Special, Favorite, Chosen

The great irony of faith is that authentic God experience does indeed make you know you are quite special, favorite, and chosen—but you realize others are too!
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The Rosary Is an Invitation to the Spirit

The rosary is an invitation for the Spirit to introduce new awareness of God’s presence.
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St. Josephine Bakhita

Only One Master

That total abandonment to God would be Josephine’s legacy—and it is one we can work toward as 21st-century Catholics.
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God’s Tears

God feels the pain of an injured baby bird, fallen out of its nest, and the loneliness of a pet mourning the death of its human companion.
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Embrace the Beatitudes

At the heart of Francis’s and Clare’s biblical vision was the Sermon on the Mount, and most especially the Beatitudes.
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Praying with Our Bodies

Although our culture separates body and spirit, the very incarnation of Jesus speaks to a higher reality.
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