Category: Family

A Woman For All Seasons: St. Frances of Rome

If you are busy juggling family, friends, work, and prayer, trying to balance works of mercy with your daily duty, prayer time with household chores, and marriage with ministry, then let today’s saint be an inspiration.

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Living the Hidden Years

Not only is the Christian life redeemed in all its moments by a God who entered them to make them holy – but it is also meant to mysteriously extend Christ’s own life, throughout time, in our own. Claire Dwyer reflects on the hidden years.

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He Speaks into Our Silence

“The silence of prayer is a surrendering of our own words and the noise surrounding us so that something far fuller can rush in – so that we can be “filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph 3:19).  So that the creative, powerful and eternally self-donating Word, the one Word that matters, the eloquent Word that contains perfectly within it all our poor scattered syllables of truth, can be spoken.  And in speaking, transform us within that silence to be a little bit more like Him.  In speaking, reduce our interior and exterior storms to obedient breezes.”
Claire Dwyer reflects on the necessity of silence in the spiritual life.

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Feast of the Holy Family

What can we learn from Nazareth? Blessed Pope Paul VI explains what Jesus’ family can teach us on the Feast of the Holy Family today.

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A Declaration of Dependence

A powerful reflection for the Fourth of July, Dr. Peter Howard has focused away from self-independence to dependence on God, against “freedom from” to “freedom for”.

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