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Sensing the Presence of Jesus every day.

Sensing the Presence of Jesus every day.

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Without a direct word spoken to me, my senses identified the Lord. It didn't require an overt action or conversation to raise my awareness. So, too, ...

Waking to Mercy, so that I could utilize the before-the-crack-of-dawn feeding session to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Waking to Mercy, so that I could utilize the before-the-crack-of-dawn feeding session to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

This youngest child, the one of my 'old age,' was undeniably the gift of much prayer and petition. His arrival in the early morning hour of mercy ...

Jesus Christ Is Risen!

Jesus Christ Is Risen! Watch

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By Norm LeDonne

Jesus Christ is risen!Easter is the greatest and oldest Christian feast. It is the Feast of Feasts. And, it is the holiest day of the year for ...

When Our Candles Are Extinguished

When Our Candles Are Extinguished

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Passing through the narthex doors, the balance on my kids' excitement meter tipped far right as they spied the ushers with those thin, white, ...

A Good Friday Reflection

A Good Friday Reflection

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By Michael Seagriff

This is not just another Friday. This is Good Friday. Will that fact make any difference in the way we live this day?

Of Holy Thursday, Priests, the Eucharist, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Of Holy Thursday, Priests, the Eucharist, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

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By Michael Seagriff

When Jesus told His followers that unless they ate His Body and drank His Blood, they could not have eternal life, large numbers left and never ...

Sometimes you aren't meant to go back to normal, Sometimes you were just meant to change altogether.

Sometimes you aren't meant to go back to normal, Sometimes you were just meant to change altogether.

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By Jackie Stammen

 Over the weekend I was catching up with a sweet friend of mine. We started talking about incidents (great or small) that change your life in ...

I ask Jesus to take up my Burdens in His hands and do with me what He wills.

I ask Jesus to take up my Burdens in His hands and do with me what He wills.

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By Vincent Johnson

We all have fears whether we acknowledge them or not. The question may be if we are mobilized by these fears in our spiritual and/or Worldly lives?? ...

Stop worrying, God's Running Everything!

Stop worrying, God's Running Everything!

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By Carmen Nassaney

Imagine for a moment if God wasn't running the universe and it was up to us to take care of ourselves for today.  First, we would have to ...

Thy Will Be Done!  That Statement is for Me, and I Never Knew it!

Thy Will Be Done! That Statement is for Me, and I Never Knew it!

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By Norm LeDonne Jr

Have you ever noticed that you forget some sermons by the end of Mass, no matter how good you thought they were when you heard them or how hard ...

Will Your Lie Cost Your Life?

Will Your Lie Cost Your Life?

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By Michael Seagriff

If there is one Scripture passage that we defense lawyers should especially appreciate, it has to be today's first reading (Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, ...

What might the Lord do with your life if you laid it at the altar with a fresh sense of surrender to the perfect purposes of Jesus? Are you ready to find out?

What might the Lord do with your life if you laid it at the altar with a fresh sense of surrender to the perfect purposes of Jesus? Are you ready to find out?

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By Vincent Johnson

When you contemplate your life, and look truthfully at where you are spiritually and where you would like to be; do you see a wide gap between them? ...

Monday Musings - We Must Not Politicize the Eucharist, Except....

Monday Musings - We Must Not Politicize the Eucharist, Except....

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By Michael Seagriff

I know it is Friday but this could not wait. Someone has to raise this issue!Please help me to understand.

We must be Authentic and Vulnerable in our Relationship with God, even if it means Yelling at Him.

We must be Authentic and Vulnerable in our Relationship with God, even if it means Yelling at Him.

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By Jackie Stammen

I will never forget hearing those words for the first time. I was making my second silent retreat. The first time I attended a silent retreat I ...

Now I pray, 'Lead me not into Temptation and Help me Not to be Easily Distracted from your Love.'  Amen.

Now I pray, 'Lead me not into Temptation and Help me Not to be Easily Distracted from your Love.' Amen.

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By Carmen Nassaney

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit ~ Aristotle.When I was growing up, my parents taught me the importance of a ...

Reflection on Today's Gospel - Do You Really Want To Get Well?

Reflection on Today's Gospel - Do You Really Want To Get Well?

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By Michael Seagriff

Did you notice in today's Gospel (John 5:1-16) that the paralytic did not answer Jesus' question: 'Do you want to get well?' Instead, he ...

Lord, I Need You, I always need You!

Lord, I Need You, I always need You! Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

My heart has been sensitive to the words in this song for quite sometime. Perhaps an entire year by now.

'Jesus has made himself the Bread of Life to give us life', Mother Teresa.

'Jesus has made himself the Bread of Life to give us life', Mother Teresa.

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By Michael Seagriff

The Jewish people knew when Moses entered the Tent and a column of cloud stood at the entrance of that Tent that God was there with him. The burning ...

He may be a soldier...but even soldiers need their mothers....

He may be a soldier...but even soldiers need their mothers....

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By Shelly Schneider

I don't know about you, but the older our children get, the less needed Jim and I feel as parents, advice givers, meal makers, game players, etc. Our ...

Did God use the 'Big Bang' to Create the Universe?

Did God use the 'Big Bang' to Create the Universe?

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By Norm LeDonne Jr

I have been reading St. Thomas Aquinas 'Shorter Summa'. In Chapter 3 of the book, he logically explains why God exists. His approach is to describe ...

It's Enough To Make God and A Grown Man Cry!

It's Enough To Make God and A Grown Man Cry!

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By Michael Seagriff

What if you had given everything you had (including your life) in order that others might live but only a handful of those for whom you died seemed ...

Our Lord and God is missing! Where Have they taken Him?

Our Lord and God is missing! Where Have they taken Him?

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By Michael Seagriff

When I travel and enter unfamiliar Catholic Churches, I don't really ask for much: an atmosphere of reverent silence and a tabernacle in front of ...

Yummy Pumpkin Lentil Soup, Food for your Soul.

Yummy Pumpkin Lentil Soup, Food for your Soul.

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By Carmen Nassaney

The lenten spring is here again.  This an opportunity for us to freshen up our spiritual lives with prayer fasting and almsgiving.  We have ...

We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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By Cheryl Jones

That line, 'We're off to see the wizard,' comes from The Wizard of Oz.  The Wizard of Oz contains symbolism that can be construed to refer to ...

40 Days - A Time Of Testing

40 Days - A Time Of Testing Watch

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By Norm LeDonne Jr

As I've related previously, music is a key source of inspiration for me. The feeling of the music stirs me in a way that words and pictures cannot. ...

Liberalism Renders Life Meaningless

Liberalism Renders Life Meaningless

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By Brian Hanson

What is liberalism?  It is the philosophical lie that keeps America going, rendering life meaningless by a (false) pluralism.  Let me ...

Be a Faith Mountaineer, often Joyous, sometimes Weary, making your way up the Mountain of God.

Be a Faith Mountaineer, often Joyous, sometimes Weary, making your way up the Mountain of God.

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By Christina G - Kansas City

I have come so far, but I have so far to go!It's easy to concentrate on how far we have to go to be where we want to be. We generally want to achieve ...

Eucharistic Reflection

Eucharistic Reflection

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By Michael Seagriff

We have a journal book in our Adoration Chapel. From time to time, visitors there write some personal reflections in it.