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Draw Near to God Through These Three Habits of Life

by Michael Merimee July 06, 2021 3 min read

Let us fill our lives with true leisure and make them ever more fruitful. We can do this by practicing three simple daily habits. The habit of personal prayer, public prayer, and spiritual reading. Included Here are seven books for summer spiritual reading.
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A Saintly Mystery

by Carissa Douglas April 27, 2021 7 min read

A wave of heat drove the group back further. The doors began to glow and throb. There was a loud mix of rumbling and crackling as an intense, blue flame suddenly appeared at the top and sizzled its way down the long seam separating the two doors. Then, all was quiet. The doors stood dull and motionless for a moment, before the two panels slowly creaked open.
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The Gift of Fatherhood & A Father's Blessing

by Fr. Jacques Philippe April 21, 2021 7 min read

when the hearts of fathers are turned toward their children, and the hearts of children toward their fathers, then there is no curse. Human existence is beautiful and happy. On the other hand, when the hearts of fathers are not turned toward their children, or when the hearts of children are turned away from their fathers, there is a sort of curse on human existence; it becomes complicated and difficult.
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The Urgent Need for Fatherhood | Fr. Jacques Philippe

by Fr. Jacques Philippe April 07, 2021 12 min read

The need for true paternity has never been greater than it is today. We are in a world of orphans, and so many people are disoriented and suffering because they haven’t had the chance of meeting someone in their lives who was a true father.
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The Pathway To Freedom

by Fr. Jacques Philippe April 07, 2021 6 min read

It is natural and easy to go along with pleasant situations that arise without our choosing them. It becomes a problem, obviously, when things are unpleasant, go against us, or make us suffer. But it is precisely then that, in order to become truly free,
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Freedom and the Present Moment Part 2

by Fr. Jacques Philippe April 07, 2021 7 min read

f it’s a mistake to add the burden of the past to the weight of the present, it’s a still worse mistake to burden the present with the future.
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Freedom and the Present Moment Part 1

by Fr. Jacques Philippe April 07, 2021 7 min read

All we have is the present moment. Here is the only place where we can make free acts. Only in the present moment are we truly in contact with reality.
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Freedom and Acceptance

by Fr. Jacques Philippe April 07, 2021 6 min read

Human beings were not created for slavery, but to be the lords of creation. This is explicitly stated in the Book of Genesis. We were not created to lead drab, narrow, or constricted lives, but to live in the wide-open spaces.
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Seeing the Beatitudes Anew

by Fr Jacques Philippe April 07, 2021 6 min read

It is, even more deeply than a code of conduct, however exalted such code may be, a path towards the happiness of the Kingdom, an itinerary for union with God and personal interior renewal.
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The Call of Jesus

by Fr. Jacques Philippe April 07, 2021 6 min read

God is the God of the living, not the dead. He reaches out to us continually, mysteriously but certainly, infusing our lives with value, beauty, and fruitfulness beyond our imagining.
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