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Early Warning Signs You’re About to Make a Terrible Decision

Need to make a difficult decision? Do you feel as if you are backed into a corner and you just don’t know what you should do? We’ve all been in this place one time or another, and although it’s not pleasant, there is an answer. James 1:5 encourages us with these words, “If any of […]

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The experience of Gods Fire

Pentecost 2016 The Spirit God knows all hearts and in receiving the Holy Spirit the human heart is deeply wounded by the experience of God’s reality, as well as the love shown by the incarnation, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. It is no longer an intellectual proposition only but the experience of the presence […]

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The Holy Spirit and Mary

26. It seems to us useful to add to this mention of the Christological orientation of devotion to the Blessed Virgin a reminder of the fittingness of giving prominence in this devotion to one of the essential facts of the Faith: the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. Theological reflection and the liturgy have […]

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7 Spiritual Themes to Look for in Star Wars VII

The Force Awakens can help us appreciate anew our religious heritage and the stories that guide our choices George Lucas wanted Star Wars to be a new mythology that teaches a new generation about spirituality, good and evil. He deliberately used common themes in biblical stories and various religions in his movies. Here are seven […]

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We share the breath of the Divine Spirit

The Spirit by which the Church lives is the Spirit of love, of unity. Unity can be preserved or restored only by understanding, acceptance and pardon. The Church is a body of men who know they are forgiven and who forgive repeatedly because they are themselves forgiven repeatedly. The Church is then not so much […]

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How is my relationship with my guardian angel?

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Guardian angels exist, they are not imaginative doctrine, but companions that God has placed beside us on our life’s journey and should be listened to, because “it is dangerous to reject our travel companion”. The was the focus of Pope Francis homily at Mass at Casa Santa Marta today, on the […]

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The Trinity: Goodness, Gentleness, Sweetness, and Love

Father, Son and Holy Spirit are names of goodness, names of gentleness, sweetness  and  love. Who  is more  gentle than  the Father, who  so great,  kind  and merciful? Who is dearer  than  Jesus Christ? Our savior is all healing,  all goodness,  gentleness,  sweetness.  Who  is more  loving, dear and holy than  the Holy Spirit? He […]

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Who are you, Lord, that I may know you?

My soul, say to God: ‘Who are you, Lord, that I may know you?’ You alone are what you are and who you are, that is, that than which nothing greater can be thought, nor anything better, nor more joyful. You are life, wisdom, light, truth, goodness, eternity, the one whom all need that they […]

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The Visitation of Mary: Blessed is she who believed

12. Immediately after the narration of the Annunciation, the Evangelist Luke guides us in the footsteps of the Virgin of Nazareth towards “a city of Judah” (Lk. 1:39). According to scholars this city would be the modern Ain Karim, situated in the mountains, not far from Jerusalem. Mary arrived there “in haste,” to visit Elizabeth […]

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Prayer for Pentecost

The Holy Spirit embodies the life force of the universe, the power of God, the animating energy present in all things and captured by none. On this great feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Spirit of God, I invite you to pray with me: May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit bring fire to […]

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