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The Filial Prayer

“True life is found in living the one prayer that saves the world – the filial prayer of Jesus Christ.”

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The Life of a Secular Franciscan

“Franciscan spirituality is not primarily an environmental spirituality: it’s incarnational. It’s all about how God humbled Himself to be born in the lowliest of circumstances and live among us, and die for us in the most excruciating, humiliating way.” – Barb Szyszkiewicz

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The Name in Our Hearts

“It is time for everyone in the Church today to wake up to the reality that the first Christians knew so vividly. It is time to become aware of the grace of the Name dwelling in our hearts.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Meaning of Charity

“Charity, or friendship with God, is a great mystery indeed, but human friendships provide an obvious model or analogy for purposes of understanding and living in friendship with God.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Friends of God

“The Lord has revealed his plan and purpose of making us into his friends. We have no natural ability to be friends of God, and we are weak in every way, but he loves us nonetheless.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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A Prayer for Teachers

“Teachers are critical leaders for our children and their ability to portray Christian virtues is what they are most remembered for. Let us pray for them, abundantly, as school begins again.” – Thomas Griffin

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The Light of Grace

“In order to live the spiritual life, in order to come to know, love, and enjoy God himself, the first thing one needs is the light of grace.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.  

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The Life of Grace

“Sanctifying grace is no transitory touch of God, but something of his supernatural and divine Life rooted in the depths of our souls. Sanctifying grace is the root of the whole spiritual life in us.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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