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The Eighth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem (Luke 23:27-31).  It’s one of the more cryptic episodes of the Gospels, yet it evokes a powerful range of emotions in people, from confusion to clarity, from comfort to fear.  For mothers and spiritual mothers, it is a passage that speaks volumes of how God sees us.

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Going on a St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt outside, when nature has turned green, can be a way for kids to search for real gold, learning about God's love for them, while having fun along the way. Children may know about St. Patrick's Day shamrocks and rainbows, but they may not know much about the real saint and his own journeys.

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It’s that time of year again—Lent! It’s a special time of grace for us. If you have kids, you are probably already thinking of ways to help them understand Lent better. Here are a few ideas to help with your Lenten planning.

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What makes Catholic Schools catholic is the presence of people who walk with our children and model to them what it means to be a disciple of Christ – who teach with their own lives, and their own faith.

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Create a habit of awareness of God’s presence throughout your entire day so that you are alert and ready for Him to speak to you.

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by Sr. Orianne DyckWhen you were a kid, did you ever imagine you were someone else’s child?  Maybe you imagined your parents were the king and queen of some foreign land.  Maybe you imagined you were the long-lost daughter of an infamous outlaw who needed to be saved from prison.  Maybe you imagined you were switched at birth and were actually the child of enemy spies!Or maybe you didn’t, and I just had a really overactive imagination.Be that as it may, I did sometimes...

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From a very young age, children spontaneously use their imagination. Although it is a natural faculty of our mind, imagination still needs to be encouraged and cultivated.

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The truth is, sometimes we just don’t feel like praying. Maybe we don’t believe that our prayers are being answered. Maybe something has happened that has shaken our faith. Maybe we just don’t know what to say…or do.How can you get your prayer life back on track? Use short prayers. God really just wants you to talk to him. Maybe you’re putting it off because you don’t have a lot of time to spend. Try talking to God as if he were standing right beside you...

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Midsummer is officially in June, at the summer solstice, though that is actually the start of summer. Real midsummer is now, as we’re about halfway through the season. Another month before we’re doing the back-to-school thing, still time to reflect. Midlife is a similar time of reflection, halfway through a standard allotment of years on earth. It’s appropriate to think of both summer and life in terms of seasons, and here are a few tips to help: Do it now. If there’s som...

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It’s a wide world out there, filled with people who are very different from us. There are a couple of ways of dealing with our differences, ranging from friendship on one end to war on the other. But what does Jesus call us to do? He tells us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. And St. Paul in his letter to the Church in Rome writes, “If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat; if thirsty, something to drink. By this, you will be heaping red-hot...