Encounter Jesus
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Encounter Jesus

As Christmas draws ever near, let us help each other keep our sights set squarely on Jesus and come to encounter the Living God who eagerly awaits us.  

December 22, 2018March 28, 2019by
Making Difficulties Opportunities
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Making Difficulties Opportunities

Every event each day is given to us as an opportunity to grow in grace and draw closer to Jesus. In times of temptation, Jesus is present asking us to grasp this chance of imitating Him by following His counsels. Throughout Advent, let difficulties become opportunities to attain greater union with our blessed Lord. He...

December 5, 2018March 28, 2019by
Don’t Let Difficulties Become Excuses
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Don’t Let Difficulties Become Excuses

First the Magi see a star. They recognize God’s light and then they set out after it. And it’s not easy. However, the difficulties ahead of them on their journey will remain only what they are – difficulties; that is, they will not morph into excuses why their journey to Jesus has to end or...

December 3, 2018March 28, 2019by
The Kingship of Christ
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The Kingship of Christ

During His exchange with Pilate in today’s Gospel, Jesus exclaims, “For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth” (John 18:37). Whenever it’s experienced and understood, truth exerts a powerful influence upon the hearts of people. Roman discipline conquered the world through the force of arms....

November 25, 2018March 28, 2019by
Thanksgiving Day
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Thanksgiving Day

Even though we are wholly incapable of paying our debts to God according to justice, we always will do well to try to supply for them by expressing our gratitude. The poorest beggar who has nothing to return for alms received, always can display kindness by showing gratitude to someone who helps them. Before God...

November 22, 2018March 28, 2019by
Feast of Christ the King (November 25)
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Feast of Christ the King (November 25)

As a response to the rising secular tide denying God’s absolute and perfect sovereignty over all, the Feast of Christ the King has been celebrated in the universal Church since 1925. Non-Christian dictators in Europe and elsewhere were seeking to assert ultimate authority over peoples, including members of the Church of Christ. This feast especially...

November 20, 2018February 6, 2019by
Doing Simple Things Well
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Doing Simple Things Well

Experiencing terrible difficulties and relentless persecutions, the earliest Christians popularly referred to one another as “the faithful” (cf. Acts 10:45, 2 Cor 6:15, Eph 1:1). Followers of Jesus Christ and members of His Church challenged today in exactly the same fashion: be faithful. Everyone has a good day or two in them. The hallmark of...

November 20, 2018March 28, 2019by
Saint Teresa of Avila
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Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila was born in Spain in 1515. Her enduring legacy as a Christian reformer, spiritual guide and mystic cannot be overstated. She died in Avila in 1582. Pope Saint Paul VI declared her a Doctor of the Church in 1970. For Teresa, we pray in order that we may encounter the living...

October 15, 2018March 28, 2019by
Speak Kindly (9/19)
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Speak Kindly (9/19)

Mom and dad insisted that if you don’t have anything good to say then don’t say anything. They smartly knew how irritated comments ever so easily lead to gossip and slander. Intentional disciples – that is, mature Christians – savor the joyful delights of meeting everyone along their way.

September 19, 2018March 28, 2019by