Words of Wisdom from Mother Teresa

This blog is taken from the book Thirsting for God: Daily Meditations, edited by Angelo D. Scolozzi, M.C.III.O., and published by Servant Books. All quotations are from Mother Teresa. ____________ The best way to show your gratitude to God and to people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart ...

The Power of Meditation

Our guest blogger is Laurence Freeman, OSB, author of Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent.  Forty is one of those numbers that seem to turn up everywhere. It has many symbolic meanings but in biblical terms, as well as in the Asian traditions, it points to the idea of process, a time of trial or...

Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love

Our guest blogger today is Edward Sri, author of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. “This is dangerous. Don’t let my wife see this!” That’s how a friend of mine jokingly responded when he first came across the challenging...

Pope Francis: ‘Build Mercy in the Home’

The following are excerpts from The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis. Instruments of God’s Mercy The mission that awaits us is of course challenging, but with the guidance of the Holy Spirit it becomes an exciting one. We all experience our poverty and weakness in taking the precious...

Jesus and the Canaanite Woman

Our guest blogger today is Father Jim Van Vurst, OFM, who coauthors the twice-monthly A Friar’s  E-spirations. Many people face a conundrum when reading the scene in Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus meets the Canaanite woman who begs him to release her little girl from demonic possession (15:28ff)....

Year of Mercy: Visiting the Sick in the Jungle

Corporal Work of Mercy: Visit the Sick The indigenous families living in this South American jungle village came early to see the American doctors running a free health clinic. They paddled dugout canoes for miles on the placid waters of the Wakapoa Creek, gave their names and sat on wooden benches to wait...

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