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O God, Make Speed to Save Us

O God, make speed to save us.  O Lord, make haste to help us. (The Book of Common Prayer, p.117).

In The Conferences by St. John Cassian, … 351 more words

Contemplative Prayer

The Mustard Seed Tree

Jesus said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it?  It is like a mustard seed, which when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”  …

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To Encounter the Transcendent

St. Marius & Comp., St. Canute, King

A college student discusses the purpose of the arts from a Catholic point of view and how it is is met in two vastly different films, … 120 more words

Month Of The Holy Name And Holy Family

Not One, Not Two

Once upon a time, the story begins, some seekers from the city asked the local monastic a question:

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Will You Be My Friend?

It’s been a long last couple months. It started when my son projectile vomited all over me at my husband’s thirty-first birthday dinner. His parents took us to one of our favorite Italian restaurants to celebrate.  976 more words


Wait, Spread, Soar, Run and Walk

Those who wait upon God get fresh strength.  They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.

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Who Did God Consult?

Who has directed the spirit of the Lord, or as his counselor has instructed him?  Whom did he consult for his enlightenment, and who taught him the path of justice? 

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