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Our Lenten Journey, March 15, 2018

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031518.cfm

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“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

— C.S. Lewis

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

― G.K. Chesterton

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Our Lenten Journey, March 14, 2018

March 14th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031418.cfm

 

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”

— Martin Luther

“Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.”

— Victor Hugo

“If we allow the love of Christ to change our heart, then we can change the world. This is the secret of authentic happiness.”

— Pope Benedict XVI

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Our Lenten Journey, March 13, 2018

March 13th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031318.cfm

 

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“Renounce yourself in order to follow Christ; discipline your body; do not pamper yourself, but love fasting.”

—Saint Benedict

“If God has given you the world’s goods in abundance, it is to help you gain those of Heaven and to be a good example of sound teaching to your sons, servants, and relatives.”

—Saint Ignatius

“Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself.”

— St. Augustine

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Our Lenten Journey, March 12, 2018

March 12th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031218.cfm

 

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“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”

— Saint Augustine

“God’s interventions are miracles: events that cannot happen by merely natural agents but only by a supernatural agent. They no more interfere with our free will than natural events like earthquakes. We choose how to respond to them.”

— Peter Kreeft

“A miracle, we say, is a supernatural and divine work, exceeding the nature of man, which none except a divine hand is able to have worked. For nothing is impossible for God, the word of all.”

— St. Lawrence of Brindisi

 

 

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 11, 2018

March 11th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031118.cfm

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“If you accept the belief that baptism incorporates us in the mystical body of Christ, into the divine DNA, then you might say that the Holy Spirit is present in each of us, and thus we have the capacity for the fullness of redemption, of transformation.

—Thomas Keating

 

“I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.”

— Thomas Aquinas

 

“Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

 

“We are all sinners, but God heals us with an abundance of grace, mercy and tenderness.”

——Pope Francis

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 10, 2018

March 10th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031018.cfm

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“This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff. I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance.”

— Pope Francis

 “Far better it is for you to say: ‘I am a sinner,’ than to say: ‘I have no need of religion.’ The empty can be filled, but the self-intoxicated have no room for God.”

― Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

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Our Lenten Journey, March 9, 2018

March 9th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030918.cfm

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“When you speak, look at the person in front of you. Say this prayer in your mind: Jesus, be now in this person when I speak to him and help me to see you in him. Bless me, so that I may speak to him with all sincerity as I would speak to you.”

—St. Mother Teresa

“Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them.”

— Dorothy Day

How often do we see people greatly attached to cats, to dogs,(but fail to) help their neighbor, their neighbor who is in need… This will not do.”

—Pope Francis

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Our Lenten Journey, March 8, 2018

March 8th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030818.cfm

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“A devout life, above all things, is a life that is sweet, happy and amiable.” – St. Francis de Sales

“God loves those who find joy in giving.” – St. Pope John Paul II

“One filled with Joy preaches without preaching.” – Blessed Mother Teresa

 

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Our Lenten Journey, March 7, 2018

March 7th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030718.cfm

 

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“Your faith will grow only in the measure that you give it away.”

—Bishop Robert Barron

 

“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.”

—Pope Paul VI

 

“Tell others about the truth that sets you free.”

— Pope Benedict XVI

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Our Lenten Journey, March 6, 2018

March 6th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030618.cfm

 

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“He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart. ”

—St. Faustina

“It is not in our power not to feel or to forget an offense; but the heart that offers itself to the Holy Spirit turns injury into compassion and purifies the memory in transforming hurt into intercession” (CCC 2843).

“If we really want to love, we must learn to forgive.”

— Mother Teresa

“To withhold forgiveness is to take poison and expect the unforgiven to die.”

—St. Augustine

 

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