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Hallowed Be Thy Name

“Hallowed be Thy name”.  We hear and say this phrase on a regular basis when we pray the Lord’s Prayer.  But how often do we truly think about what this means? I know for me, at least, I often recite that prayer without giving much thought into that particular line of the prayer.  It wasn’t […]

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Lenten Fast Masterpost: 70 Ideas To Give/Take Up

The penitential season of Lent is fast upon us, which means that the main question on everyone’s mind is what to give up for the next 40 days. This is a difficult decision for most Catholics because we are often tempted to give up things like chocolate or fast food. While those are good things […]

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The Lie of the “No-Fail Novena”

I love novenas. From the moment an old friend introduced me to the nine-day prayer devotion, I felt an attraction to them and quickly graduated from praying them to writing them and sharing what I’d written. I’ve seen many prayers answered through the continued petitions to God and His saints. Other people do, too, which […]

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Tips for spiritual struggles

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of gifts and gatherings during this final week of Advent and leading up to the Christmas season, I thought I’d write for those who may feel less joyous. Whether you are feeling lonely or will be alone for Christmas or the new year, I pray this post brings you […]

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Accommodating Jesus

Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?”  – John 6:60 Being a person of faith is not easy. Nor should it be. Too often we try to make the faith fit our lives, when in reality, it should be the other way […]

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