Pray Without Ceasing

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"Prayer without Ceasing" is necessary for all Christians                                                                    ...

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Pray For The Unborn

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Personal Thankfulness In 1941 a 16-year old single girl who was pregnant made the decision she would not be able to care and provide for her child when born, and insisted Social Services help her find a home for her child at birth. She interviewed a couple who had previously adopted several...

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Hospitality - The Path To Non-Violence

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Prayer For Social Justice.ALMIGHTY God, who hast created man in thine own image; Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice among men and nations, to the...

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The Journey To Peace

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Eliminating Hatred, Violence, Racism...and Other Human Unkindness “ You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On...

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Sacred Reading

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Sacred Reading “True sacred reading is slowed-down reading and rereading with no regrets for the time thus spent. As Scripture scholar Francis Martin pointed out, “Prayerful reading happens in an atmosphere of ‘wasting time.’ There are no practical goals, no book to get...

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Purpose of Christian Life

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Purpose of Christian Life "Prayer, fasting, vigils, and all other Christian practices, however good they may be in themselves, certainly do not constitute the aim of our Christian life: they are but the indispensable means of attaining that aim. For the true aim of the Christian life is the...

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The Benedictine Oblate Journey

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What Is A Benedictine Oblate? Oblates are Christian men or women, laity or ordained, married or single, who live in the world, affiliate with a specific Benedictine community, and pledge to live in accord with the spirit of the Rule of Saint Benedict and be faithful witnesses of Christ by...

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Daily Examen

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More than 400 years ago St. Ignatius Loyola encouraged prayer-filled mindfulness by proposing what has been called the Daily Examen. The Examen can be time of prayerful reflection on the events of your day (thoughts, words, actions) in the presence of God.....before you retire for the...

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Trusting in God

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Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You."      Psalm 16:1-2 I will love You, O Lord, my strength.The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;My God, my strength, in whom...

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Hospitality

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We often come together – as friends, family, community - to share special occasions: national or religious holidays, birthdays, remembering loved ones, honoring those who have served our community or country. We experience “hospitality” in its best sense. May we strive &ndash...

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