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  • ask you shall receive Jesus persistent widow & unjust judge psalms listen 17th Sunday Ordinary C chiedi e riceverai ascoltiamo in preghiera
    Ask and You Shall Receive – the Widow & the Unjust Judge

    Jesus' says "ask and you shall receive." But if we don't listen in prayer, we won't know what to ask for. Here are tips for using the inspired prayers called Psalms as guides to praying effectively....

  • St. saint Teresa of Avila quotes October 15
    St Teresa of Avila Quotes

    Collection of Quotes from Saint Teresa of Avila, Spanish mystic and Doctor of the Catholic Church. Quotes on humility, courage, pain, trials, prayer, knowing ourselves, God's Will and other topics. ...

  • St. saint teresa avila friendship with Jesus contemplation contemplative prayer humanity Christ friend saints love October 15
    Friendship with Jesus – Teresa of Avila

    St. Teresa of Avila on friendship with Jesus as the key to contemplation and the spiritual life and how all blessings, particularly contemplative prayer, come through the humanity of Christ. This selection is read on the Feast or liturgical memorial of Saint Teresa of Avila on October 15. ...

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    I Am God’s Wheat – Ignatius of Antioch

    An excerpt from the Letter of Ignatius of Antioch to the Romans, written while on his way to Rome to be martyred in the arena where he expects to become God's wheat, food for the wild beasts, a willing sacrifice with and for Jesus Christ....

  • all saints day heaven november 1 holiness sanctity love saint todos los santos amor santidad
    All Saints Day Means Holiness is for All

    All Saints Day gives us the opportunity to honor and celebrate the multitudes of Christians who are in heaven yet who don't appear on the list of canonized saints or have a feast day in their honor. But it also provides us the chance to reflect on just what holiness is and who is called to sanctity....

  • zacchaeus tax collector grace jericho climb sycamore tree Zaccheus
    Zacchaeus – Grace Comes to the Tax Collector

    Zacchaeus (a.k.a Zaccheus) was an especially successful tax collector and therefore an exceptionally hated man. On the road to Jericho, from the limb of a Sycamore tree, this blood-sucking vampire caught a glimpse of mercy and grace and had to make a choice....

  • halloween druids pagan devil christian all saints souls October 31 November 1 & 2 satanic
    True Origins of Halloween – Pagan Druid or Christian?

    Can a Christian celebrate Halloween? In this article, Church historian Fr. Augustine Thompson sifts through the evidence to see if it supports the common belief that All Hallows Eve and its various customs had their origin in a pagan feast dating back to the Druids that promotes devil worship and a cult of death....

  • Cardinal Father Avery Dulles catholicism witness teacher theology tradition creative
    Avery Dulles: Witness and Teacher

    was thrilled to be accepted to Harvard Divinity School, and even more excited by their very generous scholarship offer.  But I had to turn Harvard down.  Though it had much less prestige, the Catholic University of America had Avery Dulles on its faculty in 1978, and so for me,......

  • all souls purgatory afterlife dead prayers prayer pray fieles difuntos oraciones por los muertos purgatorio morti
    All Souls, Purgatory & Prayers for the Dead

    A reflection on the Solemnity of All Souls, touching on the mystery of death and the afterlife including heaven, hell, and purgatory, and the validity of prayers for the dead....

  • pope john XXIII canonized saint angelo Roncalli humility second vatican II council regina coeli prison humility holy spirit facebook
    Pope John XXIII – Saint in the Age of Television

    It is fitting that Pope John XXIII be canonized a saint by Pope Francis -- they share a focus on humility, prayer, the surprises of the Holy Spirit and breaking papal protocol to draw near to the simple people, Catholics and non-Catholics, believers and non-believers....

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