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Christ’s suffering is a lasting gift to humanity

The suffering of Christ on the cross is both a “once and for all” event and a reality that transcends space and time. If one who has faith in Christ enters into suffering, facing it squarely, straight on, he experiences … Continue reading

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The cross in every minute — don’t miss a single minute, especially when something goes against your inclinations

Every cross is an opportunity to grow in disinterested love and thus enter more fully into the inner life of the Trinity. Those moments do not always last as long as they first appear they will. Sometimes they are over … Continue reading

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The Fire that brings its own energy

If the Holy Spirit is the Living Flame of Love, we tend to fear being consumed in the fire. But unlike other fires which consume to produce energy, this fire has its own infinite and unlimited energy. As it inflames … Continue reading

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Hidden Secret Forgotten M       I       S       U       N       D       E       R       S       T … Continue reading

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Going it alone

It has been said that the only thing we can truly do without God’s help is say no to God. Simon Peter was on the verge of doing just that when he attempted to refuse to let Christ wash his … Continue reading

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Trying to discover the link between fasting and prayer

“People sometimes fast as a way of asking God for what they need, or as a way of doing penance for their sins. But, most deeply, fasting is a form of prayer – prayer in action. It helps us experience … Continue reading

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Be careful what you pray for

Most people are inclined to pray for things that will make their lives easier and relieve their burden. At a certain point you may become impatient to become a better person and make the following “mistake”: praying for a purification … Continue reading

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