Inspirational Blogs

Our wonds are avenues to the glory of eternal life.

For without those wounds our belief in Easter would be meaningless and empty.

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This Week has been a Tough Week for us in America

We’ve got some difficult days and weeks and months ahead – you and I have got to stay together. We’ve got to stay together and maintain unity.

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"Have faith and fear not, for Jesus will be with us..."

My sisters and brothers, let us encourage one another with this message!

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"The Kingdom of God is like someone who . . . scatters seed on the ground . . ."

"...through it all, the seed sprouts and grows without him or her knowing how it happens . . . of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear” (see Mark 4:26-27)

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Have great hope and confidence in a God who takes all of our burdens upon himself!

“for God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.”

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May we see the glory of God all around us and live in the knowledge of his love...

People who have confident faith are able to prevail in the face of any possible trials and sufferings.

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May this Season of Lent be a Time of Renewal

 During these days, may we be truly renewed again as we strive, like Jesus, to be who and what we are called to be, and as we hope to respond faithfully to our common calling as sons and daughters of our loving Father in heaven!

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May we never become complacent!

Let us attempt to renew our contemporary approach to the radical teaching and example of Jesus Christ.

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God Loves Each One of Us

more than we can ever possibly imagine

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What is our calling in this life?

We may not at first recognize the voice of God when he calls us to task...

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We may on this day reflect upon the significance of our own baptisms as

“no person is an island”

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“People of a New Covenant”

We too are part of the very diverse, and great multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-national family that makes up the very colorful and exciting Kingdom of God on earth!

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They were just like any other family in that very remote, poor and humble town...

Today, as we celebrate the Holy Family, let us be grateful that we may follow their example.

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'Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.'

Let us approach the altar knowing that “the Lord is with us,” and may we have confidence, as did the Virgin of Nazareth, that we too are “full of grace!”

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“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths!”

As we go about our business of preparing and doing everything that we must in order to get ready for the celebration of Christmas, may we also use these activities as a kind of reminder of a greater reality pressed upon us who are people of faith.

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Love Thy Neighbor

My sisters and brothers, if in all honesty we can admit that we have truly neglected to love God as well as our neighbor, then today is the day to change our hearts and to begin anew!

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Finding Jesus in a Fall Festival

Can you really find Jesus at a Fall Festival?

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Time for Change

The Times are Changing!

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St. Anthony

Celebrating St. Anthony

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May is the Month of Mary

We honor the Blessed Mother during the month of May

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Celebrating Our Volunteers

Thank you to all who make such a difference!

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Lenten Offerings

It's not too late to make a difference this Lenten season.

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Inspiration from Chocolate?

Inspiration from Chocolate?

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One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

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Lenten Reflection for Thursday, March 13

Lenten Reflection for Thursday, March 13

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What Should I Give Up for Lent?

Are you willing to accept the challenge that Lent puts before us?

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An Eye for an Eye

"if you save your greetings for your brothers and sisters, are you doing anything exceptional?"

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Take Time to Be Grateful

Can I be as quick to express my gratitude to God as I am to cry out to him when I need help?

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God or Mammon

Let us choose God and not the mammon of self-interest, money, position, or possessions.

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Repent and Forgive

What an opportunity we have to ease someone else’s burden when we grant forgiveness to those who hurt us and welcome them with our open arms.

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Crossing Over

Do you and I have categories of people where “good” and “…” don’t go together?

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Liberty Achieved is Responsibility Relished

While liberty brings responsibility, liberty achieved is responsibility relished.

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Father's Day

It is a time to express our gratitude, in voice or memory, to one who set down rules by which we live our lives and
supported us during times of joy and sorrow.

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Trinity Sunday

In a world where relationships are often brief and often tumultuous, let’s call upon the Trinity to be our help and guide as we relate to each other.

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Love Everlasting

Even if a mother should forget He will never forget us.

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The Courtesy of Action

There is a loss today.  The loss is the absence of common courtesy by many.

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"Behold I am Making All Things News"

"we may not always see how God is recreating our lives, but we have faith in God’s dwelling with us and making us new."

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God Calling

Have you--YOU--asked a young man or woman to consider the generous gift of him- or herself to consecrated life and ministry in the church?

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Jesus IS!

Easter celebrates the new life of the Risen Christ un-leashed by the Spirit of God in our midst.

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Behold Your King

Let us be ever conscious of walking with and carrying him within our hearts as we journey through these remaining days of Lent.

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And They All Lived Happily Ever After!

I love books and movies with happy endings. They lift my
spirits and just make me feel good.

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Mercy, punishment and forgiveness...

...all part of the message in today's reading.

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What Goes Up Must Come Down

The mountaintop experiences in life carry us through the valleys.

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“Thou Shall Not Tempt the Lord Thy God”

As we begin our journey through Lent, let us ask God to heal those areas of our heart that need strengthening so that
we may love Him as we ought.

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Spring Training

Let’s support each other in our spiritual workouts and get in shape this Lent!

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Where are you God?

St. Francis is said to have reflected in prayer upon the compound question “Who are you, O God, and what am I?”

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We are One Body

In the body of Christ we need each other...

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Beginning a New Year

The first resolution we ought to make is to recommit ourselves to allowing God to take first place in our lives.

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Bless This Mess!

What does this feast mean to us? How does the celebration of Christmas change us?

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"preach the gospel and when necessary use words"

Recently, I was blessed and privileged to attend the Canonization of our Sister, Mother Marianne Cope in Rome, Italy.

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What's so special about Coffee & Donuts

Since 1998 Coffee and Donuts has been an integral part of The Franciscan Northside Ministries

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One Nation, Under God

Although we know well the phrase "separation of church and state" and are raised to avoid talking about religion and politics in polite company,

 

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"Where did this man get all this?"..."What kind of wisdom has been given him?"

These words of today’s Gospel obviously refer to Jesus. But do they ever pertain to people like you and me?

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