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I have come to tell you that God exist

Dear children! Sympathize with me! Pray, pray, pray Medjugorje Message, April 19, 1984 In all alleged apparitions of Our Lady, the main focus is on prayer. Prayer is an actual opening of the heart to God, allowing God’s love in and in praying for others we become one with the Will of God who desires […]

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Christians in the Middle East: ‘it’s nothing short of genocide’

A Statement by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “Lord Jesus Christ.” These three whispered words rose above the sound of the surf to overcome death, as 21 Coptic Christians – brothers as dear to us as our own family – knelt in the sand before the executioner’s sword. The […]

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How does one ‘prepare’?

We see with all the wildfire and drought and extreme flooding that no matter where one lives, events can occur and literally “out of the blue” that cripple areas. What if the word “neighborhood” or “area” turned into “region”? There are certainly things that have happened in nature through the millennia that have caused effects […]

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12 Steps to avoid Purgatory

1. In every prayer you say, every Mass you hear, every Communion you receive, every good work you perform have the express intention of imploring God to grant you a holy and happy death and no Purgatory. Surely God will hear a prayer said with such confidence and perseverance. 2. Always wish to do God’s […]

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What shall I do in my affliction?

When the holy Abba Antony lived in the desert he was beset by accidie, and attacked by many sinful thoughts. He said to God,’Lord, I want to be saved but these thoughts do not leave me alone; what shall I do in my affliction? Ho w can I be saved?’ A short while afterwards, when […]

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How does one recognize God’s call?

How does one recognize God’s call? Well, the secret of the vocation lies in the capacity for and joy of distinguishing, listening to, and obeying his voice. But to do this it is necessary to accustom our hearts to recognizing the Lord and to having an awareness of him as a Person who is close […]

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What Good Work Shall I Do?

A brother asked one of the elders: what good thing shall, I do and have life thereby? The old man replied: God alone knows what is good. However, I have heard it said that someone inquired of Father Abbot Nisteros the great, the friend of Abbot Anthony, asking: What good work shall I do? And […]

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Original – Prayer to St. Michael

“O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in […]

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Holy and Religious Works

When the holy Paphnutius was already living the angelic life he once prayed God to show him if there were any other holy people he could be compared with. An angel appeared and told him that there was a musician (symphoniacus) like him in a certain village, who made a living by practicing his art. […]

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A sweet comfort crept into my soul

Well, I will tell you how it was. In the pinch of the campaign up there (at Gettysburg) when everybody seemed panic stricken and nobody could tell what was going to happen, oppressed by the gravity of our affairs, I went to my room one day and locked the door and got down on my […]

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