Prayer and Meditation

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Conflict and Connection

Reflect The sainted sisters from Bethany, Martha and Mary, tend to remind many of us of tension between the two. Martha stressed while working hard to serve, while Mary relaxed at the feet of Jesus. Yet, if we jump to …

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Judging Yourself

Reflect Most of us have a voice inside that is often critical. It is a voice that says: “You don’t know what you’re doing,” “Well, that was a stupid thing to say,” or even “How could anyone possibly love you?” …

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The Word of St. Joseph

Reflect We have no written words of St. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. However, when a family goes to the Temple to present their newborn baby, the father is asked the name of the child. The only word we …

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God Has Overcome the World

Reflect The world can be cruel and heartbreaking, and I can’t always find God in it. Jesus reminds us, “In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, for I have conquered the world” (Jn 16:33). Pray Dear Jesus,Life …

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Letting Go of the Storm

Reflect Today reflect on the passage from Matthew 8:26: “Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.” Pray Dear God,Help me notice when a problem has receded,to pay attention to the hourswhen I …

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St. Francis of Assisi’s Song of Praise

We could simply say that Francis’ prayer life was, “My God and my all!” and stop at that. Everything that can be stated about prayer in the life of Saint Francis of Assisi is expressed in those four little words.

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