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Becoming Like Children

“When you love someone, you want to touch them.” That was the answer of a second grader at a First Holy Communion Mass when asked why we receive the Eucharist.  At first, this answer sounds a bit odd…a bit simple.  But think about this for a moment.  We love God so, so much, yes? We […]

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Peace of Heart

Peace is underrated, and occasionally misunderstood. If “peace is ‘the tranquillity of order’” (CCC 2304), then what is the right way to order things in our lives? Again and again, the Bible tells us to let God figure that out: In his letter to the Philippians, Paul and Timothy encourage the people: “Have no anxiety […]

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Beatitudes and blindness

I’m sure on some level we are familiar with the eight Beatitudes found in the gospel of St. Matthew; they are teachings from Jesus. For all who try to understand blindness, and for those who may be unsure of how to react to any disability, this short entry is for you: Blessed are they who refrain […]

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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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“Lazarus, come out!”

Today I was reading the book Jesus: a Pilgrimage by James Martin. In this particular section of the book that I was reading, Martin was discussing the passage in John where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44). He pointed out how in the passage Jesus receives a message from Martha and Mary informing […]

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