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Simon Peter

Simon Peter had many qualities I can identify with. He frequently misunderstood Jesus (Matthew 16:16 and 22-23) and some of His simplest parables (Matthew 15:15). He professed great faith, vowing his allegiance to Jesus unto death (Matthew 26:33-35). But, when … Continue reading

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To a Humble Heart

The Lord hears and responds to the call of a humble heart.   Call on Him with confidence and courage. The Lord seeks and desires a heart free of self and the world, for a heart burdened with self and the world … Continue reading

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Petitions Offered in Prayer

According to St. Francis de Sales in his Sermons on Prayer, petitions offered in prayer are between meditation and contemplation prayer.   He contends that petitions are made to God in prayer when “we become confident enough to ask for and … Continue reading

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Ten Counsels of St. John of Avila – Third Counsel

The third counsel of St. John of Avila that leads a soul in the way to salvation, is: Return thanks to God for all your spiritual graces, natural gifts, and every other good that you possess, attributing nothing to yourself … Continue reading

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On Our Faith

Our faith is mysterious.   We are incapable, with our limited reasoning powers, of comprehending God.   He is one, yet three; all powerful, but created man with a free will; true God and true man. Faith is our response to we … Continue reading

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To Follow

Whenever I become uplifted with the vibrant beauty of the universe God created, the wonderful people He has brought into my life, and all that he has blessed me with, I rejoice and offer thanks.  Then, I hear Him call … Continue reading

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Rejoice in Hope, Endure in Affliction, and Persevere in Prayer*

Our culture has co-opted and corrupted hope.  Culturally, hope is a wish for a particular outcome or result.  Christian hope is not a wish for reality to be different.  Christian hope lies in the fulfillment of truth and reality, a … Continue reading

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