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    2021: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Jane Knuth - book cover and author photo

    Stopping to Rest

    When I am feeling under pressure, taking on too many projects, and not sleeping well, Psalm 62 gathers me in. I repeat the words...
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    A God Who Labors

    There is a life-size crucifix I once saw in a church in Germany, ordinary except for the fact that—a casualty of war—the body of...
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    A Magnificent World

    My backyard is currently a mix of broken kiddie pools, pieces of random toys, lots of mud, and so very many plastic cups. You can...
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    Lift Our Gaze

    On the feast of the Epiphany, as we recall Jesus’ manifestation to humanity in the face of a Child, may we sense the Magi...
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    The Familiarity of Advent

    During Advent we are surrounded by the familiar: the decor, the prayers, the devotional practices, and simply the rhythm of the days leading up...
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    Yes, But…

    “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” —St. Ambrose Monday She: I hate my job. He: Yes, but at least you’ve got a job!...
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    Uh-Oh!

    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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