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Gospel Lessons
from Jean Vanier

It would have been hard to imagine
a few years ago that I would even
know who Jean Vanier was—to say
nothing of mourning his passing.

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Minute Meditations


Minute Meditations:
Our Commons Horizon

Just as in each of our lives, we always
need to begin again, to get up again,
to rediscover the meaning of the goal
of our lives

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The Gospel of Prayer

One of the places we can turn to for
help in learning how to pray is the
Gospel of Luke

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Ave Maria


Ave Maria: Calling Upon
Mother Mary

The Hail Mary has always been one of my
favorite prayers and the one that I rely upon
the most when I feel the need for assistance
from the Mother of God. 

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Mary Mother of God


The Flip Side of the
Joyful Mysteries

A shadow hovers over the joyful
mysteries of the rosary. In it we
can find parallels to our own lives.

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A young woman cries during the March for Our Lives event March 24 in Washington. Hundreds of thousands converged on the nation's capital demanding gun control after recent school shootings. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)


Beyond Thoughts
and Prayers

If we are ever going to prevent
more mass shootings, it's going
to take more than thoughts and

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Honoring the Sabbath,
Honoring Creation

The Sabbath, if practiced well, is no refuge
from our everyday lives, but a reorientation
that should come to permeate them.

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