Be open to God’s grace

Elliott and Keith were brothers. Elliott was married and in his early 50's. Keith was a priest in his late 40's. They were spending the weekend together---just the two of…

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Corpus Christi

This time last year we were celebrating Corpus Christi differently than we are today. We have been through a lot over this past year and a few months. One of…

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Trinity Sunday

It had been two years since her divorce, but Laura just couldn’t free herself from the anger that she felt every day. She tried seeing a therapist, but that really…

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Pentecost

There’s a legend that St Patrick had a dream in his old age. This occurred after about twenty years of working to convert the barbarian Irish. It goes like this:…

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Learn to trust in God

Jake was the kind of person who got totally frustrated if things did not work out as planned. Needless to say, he was not an easy going person. He wished…

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Love one another

Martin had a hard time confronting people. As a supervisor, Martin found it very difficult to tell those who worked for him that they were doing something wrong. He was…

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Feeling alone

A man was kneeling in church by himself and thinking that God was mad at him. From his perspective he deserved to have God be mad at him. He just…

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The Good Shepard

A religion teacher tells this story:  "I'm one of thirteen children. One day when I was playing in the street of our hometown, I got thirsty and came into the…

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A Deep Inner Peace

Catherine Doherty dedicated her life to the gospel without compromise. In one of her books, Grace in Every Season, she wrote these very wise words: “One of the basic fruits…

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Divine Mercy

As we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, I’d like to share a little story with you. We are encouraged to see and understand the important connection between sin and mercy. Because…

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An Ocean of Possibility

At the beginning of the Easter Vigil there are words spoken as the Pashal Candle is being prepared. These words can easily get lost in the activity that is taking…

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