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Pope Francis, Benedictine Monks and Nuns, and Mercy; Pope Francis to the Abbots' Congress MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - September 26, 2016 ... declining in number or are getting old; on the contrary, maintain the zeal of your testimony, even in countries that today are in greater difficulties, with the fidelity to the charism and the courage to found new communities. Your service to the Church is very precious. And in our time there is a need for men and women who put nothing before the love of Christ (RB 4.21; 72.11), who feed daily on the Word of God, who celebrate worthily the sacred liturgy and who work joyfully ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/09/pope-francis-benedictine-monks-and-nuns.html
Kick-Starting Your Prayer Life AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - September 12, 2016 ... being the person God intends you to be. In other words, success = fulfilling the vision for your life that God has for you. Prayer is indispensable in attaining this process. In the Gospel of Luke, Luke writes: "he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary." -Luke 18:1 We must make prayer the center of our lives. It isn't a choice for us as Christians. But, it requires perseverance and faith to achieve such a prayer life. In fact, I believe a good ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2016/09/kick-starting-your-prayer-life/
New: "How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard: Forty Tips for Faithful College Students" by Aurora Griffin INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - September 5, 2016 Now available from Ignatius Press: How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard: Forty Tips for Faithful College Students by Aurora Griffin • Also available as an Electronic Book Download A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2016/09/new-how-i-stayed-catholic-at-harvard-forty-tips-for-faithful-college-students-by-aurora-griffin.html
The Case for Catholic Schools CATHOLIC EDUCATOR - September 5, 2016 ... students deep, which gives them a chance to examine their conscience and think about what they want to confess. That's a pretty common practice in Catholic high schools. But you'd almost have to be non-Catholic to appreciate how weird this is: Teenagers, publicly admitting their own sinfulness to their peers, standing in line to confess their darkest secrets to a man they don't know, raised in a culture that isn't even sure there is such a thing as sin! But here's what's ...http://catholiceducator.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-case-for-catholic-schools.html
Mary's Assumption & Seeing Ourselves As God Does FATHER JIM CHERN'S BLOG - August 15, 2016 ... are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled . Those words of insight gives way to Mary singing a beautiful hymn, that the Church prays daily called the "Magnificat"- a song that very simply contains the hopes and prayers of the Old Testament grounded in the reality of Mary's vision: where God is ruling all things with perfect power and wisdom. She can rejoice in God because she has rejoiced in all that God has done and ...http://chernjam.blogspot.com/2016/08/marys-assumption-seeing-ourselves-as.html
Looking Back :: Our 2015-2016 Curriculum SHOWER OF ROSES - July 27, 2016 The Catholic Daily Planner and 2016 Saints Calendar (You can order the 2017 Saints Calendar & 16-Month Planner now, ready to use beginning in September!) I had every intention of sharing our 2015-2016 Curriculum Plans last fall. However, once our school year got underway, shortly after our month long summer road trip, I needed to focus on actually completing the plans with our children, rather than blogging about them... ;) We successfully finished the year and I'm ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/4t6IDYtwxmI/2015-2016-curriculum.html
A Second Look at the Our Father (Sunday 17.C) HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - July 24, 2016 ... familiarity steals its power and proper impact on our hearts and minds. Tertullian, a Father of the Church who died around 225, called the Our Father "the short summary of the whole Gospel." About four centuries the later, the great St. Augustine said it was the source of all other prayers. So let's have a second look at this prayer we all know so well, and which many of us say every day. The version of the prayer we hear this morning from St. Luke's Gospel is a bit shorter ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-second-look-at-our-father-sunday-17c_24.html