“I’m not a saint!”

“I’m not a saint!”

Let’s understand what it means “to be a saint.” So often this term is thrown around in times of comparison, disagreements, and when talking about someone who is perceived as “perfect”. Reality check: not even saints were perfect! In fact, many saints had their own struggles like each and every one of us. The only thing they may have done differently is, intentionally and wholeheartedly,  trusted every inch of their life to God.

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The Eucharist

The Eucharist

The Eucharist is the life of the people! The Eucharist forges between them a common bond, a Christian kinship. All eat the same bread; all are table companions of Jesus Christ who supernaturally creates among them a feeling of togetherness.

The Acts of the Apostles states that the whole community of the first Christians, converted Jews and baptized pagans, belonging to different regions, “had but one heart and one soul” (Acts 4:32). Why? Because they were attentive to the teaching of the Apostles and faithful in sharing in the breaking of the bread (Acts 2:42).

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The Word, The Spirit and His Presence: Three Ways to Speak with God

The Word, The Spirit and His Presence: Three Ways to Speak with God

How does our Lord communicate with us? What language does God speak? Scripture teaches us in Genesis that God ‘spoke’ creation into life and that all creation is good. Yet for many of us, we do not see good; not in our own life, not in other people and not in the world. Discover three ways God chooses to communicate with us and make visible all that is good.

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Encountering Jesus; How to Cultivate God’s Presence in Our Lives

Encountering Jesus; How to Cultivate God’s Presence in Our Lives

Have you encountered God? How would you know? It is not unusual for people who have experienced spiritual retreats to answer yes and speak glowingly of the joy and peace such an encounter brings. But even so, it is not always clear to know how to grow this encounter with God into a sustaining and ever closer relationship with Him.

Learn how to recognize encounters with God – which are much more frequent than you may think – and the true and tested ways our Church provides to nurture, sustain and grow in an ever- deepening encounter with God.

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Coming To Meet Jesus

Coming To Meet Jesus

Many of us yearn for that face-to-face meeting with Jesus, searching in all sorts of places, yet never really being fully satisfied. Hear about how Eucharistic Adoration is the place where Heaven and Earth “kiss” — where visits with Our Lord can change from just quiet, to the quiet of the Sacred Heart, and all that Our Lord has to offer his visitors.

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Prayer Life & The New Evangelization

Prayer Life & The New Evangelization

This brief, yet comprehensive, look at Christian prayer based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church covers the need for prayer, the types of prayer, the connection between prayer and evangelization, and why it is so important.

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Discernment 101

Discernment 101

As Christians, how are we called to direct ourselves in our daily decisions, vocational choices, and spiritual life? Don’t stress! Discover the Church’s wisdom on discernment, including essential principles from St. Ignatius of Loyola, in everyday language.

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Our Windows Into Eternity: Praying with Icons

Our Windows Into Eternity: Praying with Icons

You’ve seen iconography, but you may not know it. Discover an ancient & sacred way to pray with your eyes and your spirit through this sacred art. Learn how to “read” an icon and its rich treasury of symbolism that we can apply to our daily lives.

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Prayer for Busy People

Prayer for Busy People

We know prayer is important, but… life today is so demanding! With simple methods of prayer for any schedule, find hope, encouragement, and inspiration to develop your spiritual life and rediscover God’s presence each day.

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Lift Up Your Hearts: The Sacrament of Love

Lift Up Your Hearts: The Sacrament of Love

What do we do when our hearts are wounded? While hearing God’s Love Story for us, women discover the key to hope in any circumstance; found in the Eucharist and Holy Mass.

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Forgiveness, Healing, Jesus, Mass, Prayer, Sacraments, Suffering, and Women

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