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Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Canonization September 4Feast: September 5“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40).On August 16, 1948, Sister Teresa laid aside her beloved habit, put on a simple sari, and stepped out the door. After twenty years she was no longer a teaching sister of Loreto, but she was embarking as God’s servant on a great adventure. Only a heart entirely on fire with love for the Lord would see anythin...
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7 ways to make the Bible more accessible to children

7 ways to make the Bible more accessible to children

Read the Bible.Read from a children’s bible every day with your children or class. It can be a short passage, a story, an event in the life of Jesus, a famous story from the Old Testament. What makes this powerful, however, is consistency. These great stories are like the alphabet of meaning that we give our children by telling and retelling them. One day they will return and help them find meaning in their lives as adults.Talk about what you read in the Bible.After you read a passage toge...
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5 ways to smooth the way to the new school year for your child

5 ways to smooth the way to the new school year for your child

As summer winds to a close and the first day of school approaches these are some things you can do that will facilitate the start of a new school year. Take a walk through the school in advance of the first day of school. If your child is going to the same school but will be in a different part of the building, make sure they know where they are going and where key places are that will be part of their educational environment. Visit the library, cafeteria, principal’s office, and gym.If po...
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How Mary Helped Me Deal with Stress

How Mary Helped Me Deal with Stress

We live in a much-too-hasty age. There is little or no time to process what happens to us each day. This is even true in religious life. I remember the images I had as a young girl of what it must be like to be a nun: hours of silence, of prayer, of walking on the hillsides. They were, no doubt, images I had seen in vocations ads or in movies. Needless to say, that certainly didn't materialize!
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