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Fasting and Listening to Jesus

“Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.” Luke 10:16 As most of us have experienced, it’s not easy to listen to and follow Jesus, especially…

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St. Francis and Fasting

Let my tongue be silenced if I ever forget you! Psalm 137 Today is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In a book entitled The Little Flowers of St. Francis, there is a story about how St. Francis went…

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Feast of the Archangels

War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. (Revelation 12:7) Many people…

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Fasting and Righteousness

“Pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which you were called when you made the noble confession in the presence of many witnesses.”  1 Tim: 6 Eternal life/heaven…

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Our Lady of Sorrows

“‘Woman, behold, your son.’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother.’” When Jesus was on the cross, he gave his mother to us as our mother. As mentioned in the previous post, Mary said very little in Scriptures. …

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Do Whatever He Tells You

Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise; from you rose the sun of justice, Christ our God. At the wedding feast of Cana, when the Blessed Mother sees that they have run out of wine, she says…

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Fasting and Liberty

The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives. Luke 4:18 We live in a country where we are free to worship without fear of getting harmed. Many Christians and Catholics around…

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Be Vigilant

Be vigilant at all times and pray, that you may have the strength to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:36) How can we always be vigilant and ready to stand before God?  Fasting definitely helps us in each…

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Fasting and the Way to God

Teach me your paths, my God, guide me in your truth. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Psalm 25 Today’s psalm reminds us that God teaches us His paths and guides us in His truth. For the past 2000 years, the Church has…

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Fasting and the Living Word

The word of God is living and effective, able to discern the reflections and thoughts of the heart. Letter to the Hebrews (4) Do we sometimes view the “word of God” as merely words on the pages of the Bible?…

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Prayer Intentions

Please pray for my daughter

My teen daughter was molested by a female cousin when she was about 6 or 7 years old. This week, I found out that she is sexually active and that she has been raped twice in the last year and...

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Please pray

Please pray that my niece who is a lesbian and engaged to her partner will change her ways. That God will convict their hearts to do what is right. She was raised a Christian. She knows the truth. Her parents...

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Fasting and Bearing Fruit

I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord. God has chosen us. And, as St. Teresa of Calcutta once said, we are all called to be saints. But…what does it mean...

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