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The common home of all men and women must continue to rise on the foundations of a right understanding of universal fraternity and respect for the sacredness of every human life, of every man and every woman, the poor, the elderly, children, the infirm, the unborn, the unemployed, the abandoned, those considered disposable because they …
God sometimes asks us to follow an unexpected path with him. One that leaves our current path behind completely and starts anew. It is difficult to leave behind life as we know it, and forge ahead to the unknown. We must deal with many emotions, including negative ones — fear, disappointment, loneliness, failure, pain. Still …
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Life sometimes takes you down lonely country roads on unexpected side trips. You feel comfortable where you are, or at least somewhat secure – and then you hit the ruts in the dirt road. This is where I’ve been since late last May. For the months of May and June, it was like an avalanche …
Life hits rough patches for all of us. When the road turns rough, faith is crucial.  It’s also doubly hard.  When so many things are up in the air, it’s hard to leave things in God’s hand. Someone reminded me recently of what I already know.  He said “no problem is too great for God.” …
Time is a transient thing.  It slips by quickly unnoticed until days, weeks, months have melted away. Time in a crisis is even more fleeting. I find myself starting again in more ways than one.  But isn’t that what life and faith are all about?  A journey of stops and starts, speed bumps and long …
Dream Over That was the headline for a story on Susan Boyle, the contestant who caught the attention of the world in Britain’s TV talent show – Britain’s Got Talent.  She wasn’t your average – wait, she was your average-looking singer.  She wasn’t this polished, made-up and groomed mega-star like Beyoncé – or whatever she’s …
No one is really happy merely because he has what he wants, but only if he wants things he ought to want. St. Augustine
  If you judge people, you have no time to love them.   Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta    
God calls us to lead lives of holiness.  Jesus gave the most perfect example with his own life.  But he gave us other examples of holiness in his own mother, the Virgin Mary, and the saints. Saints are people to whom we can relate, essentially role models for the faithful.  Saints do not forget those …
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