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Bearing Fruit

  The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. This philosophy was Mother Teresa’s calling card. It’s quite … Continue reading

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Sharing the Load

The Fifth Station of the Cross: Simon of Cyrene helps carry the Cross They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. – … Continue reading

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Just a story?

    We’ve heard the story of Simon of Cyrene a million times. As I was reading it recently, I noticed something new: They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian  who was coming in from the country, the … Continue reading

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Say Yes

Jesse Tree Day 19: As the Angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she is going to bring the Savior into the world, she asks how it would happen, and then says yes to the plan. Her response is, “Behold, I am … Continue reading

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Don’t Go

“If you ever realize the Church isn’t doing what it should be doing, that’s not your invitation to leave, that’s your invitation to lead.” Father Mike Schmitz. When you look at the church, what do you see? I can tell … Continue reading

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Volunteer

We have introduced some friends to a volunteer activity that we do on a monthly basis feeding the homeless or working poor. We take our families out with Mobile Loaves and Fishes and our kids can hardly wait to go. They play … Continue reading

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Service

As Mary walks in to see and help Elizabeth, Elizabeth responds by basically saying, “Who am I that you would come to me?”  Mary is much younger, and would not deserve such respect, but it is instantly clear that she … Continue reading

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