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Prayer Paves the Path to a New Way of Life Watch

Image of Jesus invites us today to ask, knock, seek and persist in prayer. Prayer paves the path to a new way of life.

The intimate communion the disciples witnessed when they came upon Jesus in prayer can become our  lived experience. Jesus reminds us ... continue reading


Fr. Randy Sly on the Difference Between Clean and Committed

Image of Jesus casts out the demons.

Often our minds and hearts are equally cluttered with junk. Some of it can even be harmful or evil, as in the case of our gospel reading. ... continue reading


Understanding Mustard Seeds and the Lifestyle of Living Faith Watch

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During those years I spoke about mustard seed faith. I used to try to emphasize the point of the parable by bringing a box of mustard ... continue reading


MONDAY HOMILY: What Must I do to be Saved?

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The love of which the scriptures speak is not simply a question of attachment or loyalty, but of total self-giving.  God asks for a ... continue reading


Avoiding the Bad Side of Blessedness

Image of Blessed is the one who trust in the Lord.

Jesus was in the midst of sending out the 72 disciples (some translations render as 70) to minister in "every town and place he intended to ... continue reading


The Harvest is Abundant But the Laborers are Few Watch

Image of The resources needed for this harvest have already been prepared by the Holy Spirit. With the eyes of living faith we can see them being assembled

I believe we are alive at the beginning of a great resurgence in the Catholic Church. this is a work of the Holy ... continue reading


St. Francis through the Eyes of a Friend and Eye Witness, Bonaventure Watch

Image of The Crucified Christ is embraced by St. Francis with a self emptying love so passionate and consuming that he becomes the One whom he desires. Through grace he also experiences transformed human desires and cultivates the spiritualized senses of the hierarchic man. As his response to God unfolds, Francis ultimately offered Himself with and in Christ for the world. This is the fullness of the meaning of crucified and cruciform love.

There is so much to write about in this marvelous account of the life of one of my own personal heroes, the saint whose witness led me back ... continue reading


TUESDAY HOMILY: Resolutely Setting our Face on Jerusalem with Jesus Watch

Image of St. Therese had this desire to give all. In the mosaics in the Crypt chapel of the Basilica dedicated to her honor in Lisieux, France, there's written expression that she said with great insight as a young novice,

The saint whose feast day the Church celebrates today shows us how to align the eyes of our heart with Christ's vision and embrace the ... continue reading


MONDAY HOMILY: Who is the Greatest? Watch

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We do well to remember the fundamental "wildness" of Christianity. SUGAR LAND, TX (Catholic Online) -  Jesus' public ministry is a ... continue reading


Evangelical Simplicity and Learning to See Lazarus Watch

Image of There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores. When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham

Only when we recognize our own poverty can we begin to live lives that are truly dependent upon Jesus. Only He can satisfy the true hunger ... continue reading


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