Saint Ignatius (7/31)
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Saint Ignatius (7/31)

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (d. 1556) described his early life as high energy pursuit of the vanities of the world. Craving recognition and worldly honor, he was seriously injured in a battle while fighting as a soldier. During his long and painful recovery, he unexpectedly received and read two books – “Life of Christ” and...

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Expect to Hear Christ’s Call (7/30)
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Expect to Hear Christ’s Call (7/30)

There is nothing greater in all of life than receiving Our Lord’s calling – no thing ever is greater. And yet, it is immensely difficult to make His plan our own. It requires humility and wholeheartedness. After all, the call of Christ is a summons to undergo a profound and lasting change in our daily...

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Saint Martha (7/29)
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Saint Martha (7/29)

Today’s feast day honoring SAINT MARTHA gives us all the splendid occasion to enter into Jesus’ special friendships. The home of Martha and her sister Mary and their brother Lazarus was visited often by Our Lord. Their genuine affection and admiration for each other inspires us to forge relationships ourselves that similarly are marked by...

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Living As God’s Friends (7/28)
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Living As God’s Friends (7/28)

“The LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a person speaks to a friend” (Exodus 33:11). Throughout Sacred Scripture God reveals Himself as being our friend. The Covenant itself is a sacred relationship God forges with humanity marked by familiarity, trust, respect and commitment. He wants us to know, love and serve...

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Being Leaven In Daily Living (7/27)
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Being Leaven In Daily Living (7/27)

“The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened” (Matthew 13:33) Precious little yeast is needed in the transformation the dough into delicious bread. Throughout the day by means of our words and actions, however seemingly small they may appear,...

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On Prayer (6/17)
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On Prayer (6/17)

The Gospels attest Jesus repeatedly taking time to pray. The apostles and early Church follow His example. It is a defining feature of who they are as followers of Jesus. Mature Christians pray humbly, faithfully and sincerely. Personal prayer is the pathway to the real and lasting happiness our souls ache to experience. Be resolute...

Christ’s Call to Change the World (6/15)
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Christ’s Call to Change the World (6/15)

Jesus does not sound the alarm to run for cover. Quite the contrary – His call is for us to live in the world confidently and compassionately. Intentional disciples are change agents who make things better wherever they are. We might recommend reading from particular saints and other trustworthy sources to friends and colleagues. We...

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Live Small (6/14)
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Live Small (6/14)

The world brazenly trumpets, “Go big or go home.” Jesus shockingly says, “Be small and become great.” The very first ones are simple fishermen and utterly unimpressive in every earthly regard – rough, weathered and unlettered laborers. They are neither inspiring nor equipped with the necessary natural skills to evangelize the planet. Yet, Jesus’ initial...

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Sacred Heart of Jesus (6/12)
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Sacred Heart of Jesus (6/12)

Jesus’ HEART loved us as no other heart ever has loved. He experienced the full range of what it means to be fully human and fully alive. He scaled the heights of joy and plumbed the depths of sorrow. He rejoices and weeps. This enables us to understand and appreciate the beauty, goodness and truth...

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The Biblical Meaning of Heart (6/12)
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The Biblical Meaning of Heart (6/12)

In the biblical literature, the HEART is neither a flesh pump nor an emotional reservoir. Rather, the Bible employes the heart as a symbol of the very source of human animation and life. That is, the heart is where the divine image in Whom we are made resides. It is the presence and power of God’s...

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