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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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Angels  |  Scripture  |  reading the Bible

Have You Thanked Your Angel Today?

From Jacob’s encounter with them in Genesis (32:2) to the heavenly vision of the altar of God in Revelation (5:11–12), angels are an integral part of the salvation story, working night and day as “ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation” (Hebrews 1:14).

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Scripture  |  how to pray the rosary  |  prayer

Praying the Scriptural Rosary

The Rosary is a rich, centuries-old prayer tradition that involves our entire beings: With our hands, we make the Sign the Cross and finger the beads. With our minds, we meditate on the mysteries. With our hearts, we contemplate how we will follow the model of Christ and His mother, Mary. With our voices, we say the prayers.

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Catholic Faith  |  Scripture  |  reading the Bible

Overcoming Wrath with Meekness

Jezebel, the infamous bad girl of the Bible, was selfish, unscrupulous, and manipulative. However, it is anger that ultimately destroys her. As the pagan wife of King Ahab, Jezebel uses her seductive power to spread the worship of Baal throughout the kingdom of Israel and to kill the prophets of Yahweh.

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Catholic Faith  |  Scripture  |  reading the Bible

Following the Good Shepherd's Voice

Although we know that Jesus learned carpentry at the knee of Joseph, it seems he also had a soft spot in his heart for shepherds. Maybe Mary had repeated the story to him of the humble group of men who followed the star to the stable in Bethlehem. Or maybe he took after God, his Father, who saw in the role of the shepherd one who protects, provides, and guides. In any case, when Jesus calls himself the “Good Shepherd” in John 10, it is clear that he is calling those who follow him into a special kind of relationship.

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Faith  |  Scripture  |  reading the Bible

Scripture’s Call to Care for Creation

While modern attention to climate change and ecological trends is at an all-time high, our calling as Christians to care for God’s creation made manifest in the world around us unfolds in the earliest pages of sacred scripture.

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