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Happy Father’s Day to Our Father in Heaven

June 19, 2016 by  
Filed under God, Liz Estler, Prayer


Happy Father’s Day to Our Father in Heaven Happy Father’s Day to All Fathers, Including Our Father in Heaven!   As we celebrate Father’s Day today in the United States, we include Our Father in heaven and we honor and thank Him for all He has done for us in sending Christ to show us the Father, His mercy and His love. Jesus taught His disciples the “Our Father” prayer... Read More

Fasting is Not a Diet


Fasting is not a Diet   What is the difference between a religious fast and a diet? Dieting is about your body and health. Fasting is about your soul, God, and answers to prayer. Both are good; one is infinitely superior. With a diet, incentives are many. Fitting into a smaller size is the Holy Grail of fashion and appearance. Feeling and looking good is the reward that gets us through a rumbling... Read More

Be Genuine — Great Lenten Metanoia Project!

February 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Joseph Hollcraft, Lent, Spiritual Direction


BE GENUINE Great Lenten Metanoia Project! [Recently] I received a phone call from a friend who wanted to talk about the nature of repentance. It was a life-giving conversation. Last night, I received a phone call from someone, unrelated to the call the night before, who wanted to talk about, well — repentance. Clearly, people are interested in this all important word that is essential to our... Read More

Simple Resolutions for the New Year


Simple Resolutions for the New Year … I thought I would once again suggest some simple but powerful resolutions for the New Year. So, without a lot of fanfare, here they are: Commit to daily prayer – The stronger our relationship with God is, the stronger our relationships with others will be. Commit to carving out 10-15 minutes of quiet meditation each day. Get away from distractions... Read More

A Christmas Meditation

December 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Christmas, Fr. Najim, Seasonal Meditations


In 1925, the New York World publication celebrated the birthday of Abraham Lincoln with a cartoon that has become something of a classic. Two Kentucky farmers are pictured talking over a picket fence. One asks, “Anything new happen lately?” The other responds, “Nothing much. A new baby was born over at Tom Lincoln’s place, but nothing much ever happens around here.” Can you imagine the same... Read More

Haste not want not… Advice for the Advent Season

December 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke


Haste Not! Haste Not, Want Not! Haste is, generally speaking, the enemy of the spiritual life. Guard your heart in this glorious Advent season, a season which, secularly, tends towards hustle and bustle and rushing to and fro, exhausting effort! The only haste that reflects holiness is when we hasten to return to God … and he runs to embrace us with His forgiveness and love. (See the Parable... Read More

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