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Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: The human experience for everyone is a rough journey.  We can often hide from others what is going on inside of us; we can smile when in reality there is a war going on within.  We experience injustice, injury, doubt and yes despair.  We can also go […]


It is in giving that we receive

notes on the second part of the prayer of St. Francis O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are […]


Politics Today: Looking for Messiahs in All the Wrong Places

Elections sometimes boil over with passionate fervor that contains a religious component, but it is false religion Aleteia, March 18, 2016: Watching the bizarre personality cults being built around our political candidates, I’m wondering, “Has our country gone crazy?” Gone are the days of dull-but-decent candidates laying out feasible, unglamorous policy positions. If we doubted […]