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Distraction in Prayer

Distractions can be a difficulty in prayer.  They can affect vocal, meditative, and contemplative prayer.  Distractions do not withdraw us from God; only sin withdraws us from God.  Distractions can be annoying and distressing, but lacking resolve and deliberation are … Continue reading

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St. Paul on Reconciliation

St. Paul taught that those in the state of sin cannot inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, … Continue reading

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Worship of God is How We Live our Life

God has revealed the type of worship He desires, worship carried out in how we live our life.   Worship is not only the words we pray, it is also the actions we take throughout each day. In 1 Samuel (15:22) … Continue reading

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Seeing and Hearing Truth

When a child does not want to acknowledge a parent, they close their eyes and cover their ears.  Some adults are not much different, they too close their eyes and cover their ears when they do not want to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Be a Saint

All are called by God to be a saint.  The Holy Sprint instills in each the gifts and talents necessary for their saintly calling. The saintliness God desires is to humbly walk with Him, as His son walked with Him, … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Churches of Rome

Basilica of Santa Maria Ara Coeli, a church we celebrated Mass at, is located on the Capitoline Hill.  According to tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child appeared to Augustus Caesar on Capitoline Hill.  The vision of the … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Three Interesting Churches

Santa Andrea delle Fratte is located in central Rome.  St. Maximilian Kolbe said his first mass in this beautiful Basilica.   Santa Andrea delle Fratte is also know for the appearance of Our Blessed Mother to Guesta Cappella (an avowed atheist) … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Sunday Angelus and Catacombs

Our day started at Saint Peter’s Square with the Sunday Angelus of Pope Francis.  The square was filled with tens of thousands of people.  Pope Francis spoke of the need to “pray always, without growing weary.”  The readers of my … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage

My blogs for the next week will feature some of the churches I am visiting on a pilgrimage to Rome. Today we visited two churches in district of Trastevere, the Basilica of Santa Maria and St. Cecilia Church.  In the … Continue reading

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Indifference

Indifference in a garden results in a garden overran with weeds.  Indifference towards a family member or friend results in a broken or impaired relationship.  Spiritual indifference results in a lost soul.  The products of spiritual indifference are a lack … Continue reading

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