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Acting on the Beatitudes 

This friar points to three ways we can better understand and live the joy of the beatitudes in our everyday lives.
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Grace Is Always Here

Reflect As James Finley at the Center for Action of Contemplation sometimes says, “You are being loved into existence.” This is an ever-present reality. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing—here, now—God is filling up your spirit, soul, and body with ...
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Father Casey Cole, OFM

Becoming Radically Open

If I’ve learned anything as a friar, it is that being a Christian means leaving behind everything and being totally fine with accepting whatever God gives me—big or small, happy or painful.
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7 Things to Know about Suicide

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. This renowned theologian has been speaking and writing about suicide for decades.
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The Grace of Today

Reflect Sometimes the demands that are placed upon us—which are often self-inflicted demands—fuel expectations that mysteriously bind themselves to us. We become bonded to a false reality rooted in lack, and therefore become blinded to an unfolding reality that is ...
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Open Yourself to Grace

Grace cannot be confined or contained or constrained. We don’t dole it out to the deserving. We spill it…to anyone and everyone.
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