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Kay

I met Kay (not her real name) for the first time last night in the retreat house. She was very attractive, 62 years old, intelligent, and she lived a very busy life. One of the first things she said to me, which was something I could sympathize with was: “before I die I want to […]

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11 Nature Powerful Antibiotics Hiding In Your Kitchen

Antibiotics are medicine used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. They are the most over-prescribed medicines today. This is dangerous because too much use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance. Nature is full of natural antibiotics as well, including herbal remedies, vegetables, and simple home remedies of all kinds. Here are some natural antibiotic, which you probably have in […]

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Spiritual Life Today

Many of the problems and sufferings of the spiritual life today are either fictitious or they should not have to be put up with. But because of our mentality we block the “total response” that is needed for a fully healthy and fruitful spirituality. In fact the very idea of “spirituality” tends to be unhealthy […]

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The undertow

 There is always a downside to any gift; a dark undertow that if not watched can turn any talent into a tyrant that can at times ruin a life.  This underside of our gifts is also something that is needed, for when something is overdone, or compulsive, there is always a price to pay if […]

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Negativity Not Only Stymies Your Life but Is Also Usually a Lie

Life on earth is a constant struggle to find our equilibrium. On our way to that balance, God sends us favors (as indications). Most are small. They add up. There are also the little admonishments. Some are not so little. Mostly we are punished by the lack of His Presence. When we abuse anything God […]

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Government programs/Janet/ and the KISS principle

Janet is always in financial trouble, even though she is receiving money from the government to help her to stay afloat.  Three years ago she was getting $600.00 a month for disability.  She is also on Medicaid, which helps with her medicines and doctor visits.  Janet made the mistake of letting her case worker know […]

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Counterbalance

“Progress always involves risk;  you can’t steal second with your foot on first.” Mary R. It is so easy to cling to what is known, even if it is a situation that is painful and self destructive.  In relationships, there is a very peculiar situation that can develop, that is in reality very common. This […]

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Turning your attention to God

Therefore my advice to you, friends, is to turn aside from troubled and anxious reflection on your own progress, and escape to the easier paths of remembering the good things which God has done; in this way, instead of becoming upset by thinking about yourself, you will find relief by turning your attention to God […]

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Universal Church to honor life and witness of St. Thomas More

CNA STAFF, Jun 20, 2010 / 05:08 am (CNA).- (Today) marks the feast day of St. Thomas More – husband, father, lawyer, politician and the first  layman to serve as Lord Chancellor of England. St. Thomas is best known for being a devout and faithful Catholic whose staunch defense of the rights of conscience and […]

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We are the Church

The Church is a natural home for all who wish to pray, and the more faithful the Church is to its charter the more effective it will be as a school of prayer and contemplation. There is no better ac­companiment to growth in prayerfulness than a strong sacramental life and the constant proclaiming and hearing […]

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