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Engaging the Gospel – Luke 18:1-8

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C): Gospel – Luke 18:1-8

Today’s Gospel “is centered on one of the qualities of prayer: it is necessary to pray always without ceasing and with the patience of faith” (Catechism paragraph 2613). 232 more words


On flowers and small things

Today I am thinking about a young woman who compared herself to a flower, not a grand, showy one like a rose or a lily, but a simple violet which grows close to the ground. 622 more words


Novena to Saint Therese of Lisieux Little Flower


Said 9 times in a row, for 9 days:

Dearest Saint Therese of Lisieux, you said that you would spend your time in heaven doing good on earth. 128 more words

Little Flower

A sense of peace


Peace comes up many times in the Mass, from the opening line of the Gloria, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will”, to the priest’s words just before the sign of peace, “May the peace of God be with you always”, and the peoples’ reply, “And with your spirit”, and to the prayer just before communion, “Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. 821 more words


The Arrow of Love

“When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you, yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.”

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Fr. James Martin SJ: My Life with the Saints


Fr. James Martin SJ returns to the show to discuss Stephen Colbert, the 10th Anniversary of My Life with the Saints, Sainthood like the Baseball Hall of Fame, Thomas Merton, Thomas Aquinas, the Saint of Darkness and the humanity of the saints.

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Wonder as Worship

For years I have played a mental exercise. After a truly exceptional restaurant meal I may note, “That goes down in my Top Ten Restaurant Meals.” In fact, right now, I can recall about four of those experiences, because it’s not like I have the whole list committed to memory. 582 more words