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Fighting Racism

St. Katharine Drexel was born into a wealthy Philadelphia family in 1858. She founded an order of nuns and helped found the first Black Catholic university—Xavier University in New Orleans.
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My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

Have you ever waited and waited for something important in your life? Consider the story of holy Simeon—who experienced a revelation that he would be graced with the gift of his eyes resting on Israel’s Savior before his death.
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Embracing Redemption

In times of hardship and adversity, it's natural to grapple with feelings of frustration, anger, and even resentment. Whether facing personal challenges, witnessing injustices, or navigating the complexities of life, it's not uncommon to question and struggle with our faith.
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 Why Won’t You Calm My Storms, Lord?

Jesus tells us that we will have trouble in this world but that we need not fear since he has conquered the world. We know that, and yet we all have times when we are scared.
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Clothed with Compassion

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” (Col 3:12).
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Enter, a Good Samaritan

Compassionate God, thank you for giving us a capacity to care and to come to another’s aid. 
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‘Smell the Roses’

The created cosmos is a book written by God just for us. When we pause to ponder, we “read” about God’s goodness, power, beauty, and presence. What do the images all around us tell you about God?
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