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What Happened on the Road

What Happened on the Road

Dear Friends,There is a town, not far from Jerusalem, called Emmaus. On Easter Sunday, two of my friends were on their way there. They didn’t know that my resurrection had taken place, and they were so depressed and sad! But I had a surprise for them. Suddenly, I approached them and began walking with them. They didn’t recognize me, but began to share with me their disappointment. I listened, and then filled in some important information for them—predictions of the prophets tha...
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Saint Hugh of Grenoble

Saint Hugh of Grenoble

Saint Hugh was born in 1052 in France. He grew up to be tall and handsome, gentle and courteous. Although he always wanted to live for God as a monk, he was given important positions instead. He was ordained a priest and then a bishop.As bishop, Hugh began at once to correct the sinful customs of some people in his diocese. He made wise plans, but that was not all he did. To draw God’s mercy upon his people, Saint Hugh prayed with his whole heart. He practiced hard penances. In a...
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Saint Frances of Rome

Saint Frances of Rome

Saint Frances of Rome was born in 1384. Her parents were wealthy, but they taught Frances to be concerned about people and to live a good Christian life. She was an intelligent little girl. Frances informed her parents when she was eleven that she had made up her mind to be a nun. Her parents encouraged her to think of marriage instead. As was the custom, they selected a good young man to be Frances’ husband. The bride was just thirteen.        ...
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Jesus Cures a Leper

Jesus Cures a Leper

Dear Friends,Have you ever been really, really, sick? Was there someone there to take care of you? Didn’t it feel good to know that someone cared? Didn’t it make you feel as though you weren’t alone?Maybe you’ve had the chance to take care of someone who’s sick. Even if you can’t be with that person, you can always pray for comfort and healing.When I saw the man who was ill with leprosy, I wanted to help him. During my ministry, I was able to help many people ...
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Everyday Grace: Spring Cleaning

Everyday Grace: Spring Cleaning

Yes, we’re still in February, but it’s time to start looking ahead to spring cleaning. And while getting your home aired out and scrubbed is satisfying, it’s also useful to think about clearing out some of the bad habits you might have picked up over the long winter! Here are a few tips to get you started: While building a habit is good, doing the same thing over and over again eventually feels rote. So clear out your prayer life with something new. There are a number of beauti...
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Everyday Grace:  When Things Stop Making Sense

Everyday Grace: When Things Stop Making Sense

These days, many people feel as if the world were spinning out of control. We’re assaulted by news that isn’t just bad, but is particularly horrible, every time we turn on the radio or consult the internet. Some days it feels completely overwhelming. How can God allow things to get so far out of hand?When you’re feeling like nothing is making sense anymore, here are three things you can try: Pray about it. Prayer changes things. Prayer changes us. God has arranged his world so ...
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Everyday Grace: Trying Confession Again

Everyday Grace: Trying Confession Again

If you’re like a lot of Catholics, you probably don’t go to confession regularly—or often. But Lent is coming, and starting the season with confession is a good way to begin; if you don’t know what to “work on” this Lent, confession might help you zero in on something in your life you’d like to see changed.Still, if you haven’t been to confession for a long time, it’s easy to feel intimidated by the whole process. Here are a few tips to get y...
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Looking to the Light

Looking to the Light

Set between Epiphany and Lent, on February 2, there’s a holiday that’s easy to overlook. It’s the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but it’s also known as Candlemas, a Christian holiday adopted from a pagan one, marking the halfway point between the shortest day of the year and the beginning of spring, when traditionally candles were brought into churches to be blessed. Candle...
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Saints Cyril and Methodius

Saints Cyril and Methodius

These two brothers were from Thessalonica, Greece. Methodius was born in 815 and Cyril in 827. Both became priests and shared the same holy desires to spread the faith. They became missionaries to the Slav nations of Moravia, Bohemia and Bulgaria. This is how it happened: in 862, just seven years before Cyril’s death, the prince of Moravia asked for missionaries. They would bring the Good News of Jesus and the Church to his country. The prince added one more request: that the missionaries ...
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How To Spend Lent 2018

How To Spend Lent 2018

This year, Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th. There are three special things Catholics do for Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.PrayerOf course we pray all year long, but during Lent we try to pray a little extra. Maybe your family can pray the rosary together or go to the parish Penance Service. On your own, spend a quiet moment each day telling Jesus how things are going or read about the life of Jesus from your bible each day.Fasting“Fasting” means not eating...
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