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Prayer for Peace in Syria

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Prayer for Peace in Syria
Prayer and Intercession for Peace in SyriaGod of Compassion, Hear the cries of the people of Syria Comfort those who suffer violence Console those who mourn the dead Give strength to Syria’s neighbouring countries to welcome the refugees Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms And protect those who are committed to peace.God of hope, Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with their enemies Inflame the Universal Church with compassion for the people ...
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A Fire that Needs to Burn Brightly

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A Fire that Needs to Burn Brightly
In the twelfth chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says, “I have come to set the world on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” (Lk 12:49) Jesus doesn’t mince words here. Jesus is calling his disciples to be pyromaniacs! Of course, Jesus isn’t asking his followers to burn down buildings. He is looking for people who, everywhere they go, are ready and willing to spark fires for the glory of God. For instance, Saint Paul became a brilliant light for Christ after his conversion on th...
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Memorial Video for Sr. Susan Helen

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Memorial Video for Sr. Susan Helen
When a member of our community passes into eternity, there is a great joy mixed with the sorrow of our loss. Sr. Susan Helen, with whom we had lived and shared the mission for many years, died on August 18, 2013. A Daughter of St. Paul known for her passion for evangelization and reaching every person with the Word of God, Sr. Susan was for many of us a teacher and mentor, and for all of us a sister. We share with you the eulogy from her funeral, given by Sr. Margaret Edward, FSP. You will also ...
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Sr. Susan Helen - Still Among Us

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Sr. Susan Helen - Still Among Us
Tomorrow the long line of Pauline sisters, family and friends wound its way down the hill behind our publishing house to the mausoleum to lay to rest our dear sister, Susan Helen Wallace. Tonight, in a few hours of silent waiting, I cherish my memories of this sister whom we all love.Sr. Susan, endearingly  nicknamed Auntie by the community, had for almost thirty years been a member of the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul as a writer and editor. Her books for children and Basic...
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A Profound Encounter with Jesus Christ
We’ve heard it a thousand times: “Go out to all the world and tell the good news” (Mark 16:15). But what is this “Good News” that we are supposed to be proclaiming? At the heart our Catholic Faith is all about Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who loves us and for us was born, lived, died and is risen. In his forthcoming book Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word, Monsignor J Brian Bransfield shows us how Jesus invites each of us to a personal relationship of discipleship. As we...
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Three Important Things You Should Know About Heaven
This past week we celebrated the feast of the Assumption of Mary which has been so beautifully depicted in this masterpiece by Titian, an Italian painter who was the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. Perhaps because of this feast day, Catholics have traditionally reflected on heaven in the month of August. Here are three important things about heaven which we can learn while reflecting on this masterpiece of Mary's assumption:1) In Titian's depiction of the assumption of...
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HeartWork: A Grace-Filled Journey

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HeartWork: A Grace-Filled Journey
Whether we still struggle with the pain of past wounds, are working through relationships and situations that are dragging us down, or worrying about the future, we yearn for a life that is free, fulfilling, and fruitful. The trouble is that we often feel that we have a hole in our hearts that we can't fill. We look for love, and it slips through our fingers. We try to give love to others, and no one wants it. We can't believe that God really would love us. We end up alone.  HeartWork&...
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Faith: the Secret of Reality

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Faith: the Secret of Reality
Faith is all about the deep-down essence of things, the core of being, the secret of reality.For most of us, life is so busy that concepts such as essence and core and secret of reality can sound a bit esoteric. Perhaps they elicit from us little more than a dazed look as we attempt to decipher the words."What's really important," we might be thinking, "is how I'm going to feed my family without a job, or how I'm going to protect someone I love from an unfair court case, or whether or not I'm go...
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Christian Faith Proclaims God's Total Love
After I had a stroke at 21 years old, it took many years of introspection and struggle to dig deep enough into my soul to trust God again—to know, to be absolutely certain, that God always takes care of me. Years later when I watched a friend suffer with PTSD, I had to face that same question anew. With absolute certainty I could trust that my life was in God’s hands and that no matter how things turned out God’s hands were good and safe, but how do I encourage another to so trust?Would God ...
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Believers Are Bearers of the Gaze of Christ
When Pope Francis talks about Jesus in The Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei), he gives us many clues on how to define faith. It’s wonderful to be able to define words because a clarified and broadened understanding of a concept or term frees us to choose, to make modifications or U-turns in those places in which we feel called by God.So what are the clues about faith that Pope Francis gives us when he speaks about the fullness of Christian faith, that gift given to us by the Lord? Most simply, he st...
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