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    When my grandson was just learning to communicate, “Uh-oh!” was one of his standby phrases. This is pretty common for young children, but what...
    "Faith is not a light that scatters all our darkness but a lamp that guides our steps in the night." - Pope Francis

    Faith as a Lamp

    Download free mini-posters with this and other inspiring quotes from On Faith by Pope Francis.
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    Prayers and Practices for Spring: Darkness Lifting

    I do believe that spiritual practices inspired by our physical environment can be quite effective. So let’s think a bit about winter’s transition to...
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    Eating with St. Ignatius

    At this time of year, many of us are attending holiday parties or enjoying special Christmas treats at home. Take a break and consider...
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    Ten Things Forgiveness Is Not

    Forgiveness is not the acceptance of injustice. Forgiveness is not a reason to keep things the way they always have been. Forgiveness is...
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    Four Ways to Recreate This Summer

    As we move into the summer season, let’s consider recreation—as in play, amusement, or leisure. How can we recreate? 1. Turn off all your screens.Because...
    James Tissot - Sermon of the Beatitudes

    Living Out the Beatitudes, Part Two

    In Pope Francis’s recent apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), he reflects on the Beatitudes as a guide for how we...
    James Tissot - Sermon of the Beatitudes

    Living Out the Beatitudes, Part One

    Pope Francis recently released an apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). The document is rich in reflections, such as one on...
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    Spring Cleaning Concerns

    Not once in my life have I completed spring cleaning. I usually begin well, but I have a rather large house and lots of...

    Training Catherine

    Catherine is a fairly new volunteer at the thrift store. I have taken her under my wing to train her in the spiritual path...