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

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Careful Fasting – Food for Thought

This week, our Careful Lent topic of fasting will be a springboard to a reflection on food. Catholics fast on two days in Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Lent begins and ends thinking about eating! Sometimes when we reduce or moderate something we enjoy, it helps us clarify its real value.

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Seasonal Reflections

We Empty Self to Let Mercy and Forgiveness In: Family Reflection Video

I noticed our receptionist was changing the water in a small glass container that appeared to have a floating flower in it. I told her the flower was beautiful, but she added that it also contained a goldfish. It was a birthday gift. She said the old water had become stale and soiled, and that new water would provide new life for her fish.

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Seasonal Reflections  |  Strengthening family unity

Are We Young Enough to Believe? Family Reflection Video

Yesterday I read about of a young girl who was captivated by the story of Jonah being swallowed by the whale and then spending three days and three nights in its belly.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Seasonal Reflections

God’s Word Feeds our Souls: Family Reflection Video

As a young novice for the Congregation of Holy Cross our early training took place on a farm.

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Seasonal Reflections  |  Why pray?

Care to Pray - Pray to Care

Last week we recalled the traditional Lenten practices: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. This week, we focus on prayer. We ask the Lord to draw us to a deeper and broader vision of care for others and the world.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Seasonal Reflections

The Sheep and the Goats: Family Reflection Video

The Gospel today illustrates two distinct groups, described as goats and sheep, distinguished by their attitude toward “the least.” The reality is, most of us are both.

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