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Our Lady of the Seven Joys

Reflect Our Lady has seven sorrows, but we also celebrate her seven joys. These include: the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Birth of the Lord, the Adoration of Jesus by the Magi, finding Jesus in the Temple, the Resurrection, and the Assumption of Mary’s body and soul into heaven. Pray Father,Where there is suffering,there is also

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The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Reflect The Italians have a popular phrase that goes, “Il dolce far niente,” or “the sweetness of doing nothing.” They practice this with their long lunch siestas with family, monthlong vacations in August, and in their lifestyle as a whole. They emphasize our God-given gift of rest.  Pray My God,Slow down my restless heart.Focus my

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How to Unbecome

Reflect Our life’s pilgrimage can get muddied rather easily with expectations, opinions, and norms of society. St. Francis is a great example of how to “unbecome” things of this world so that we can become who God made us to be. Pray Lord of all creation,Distraction of the worldis right at our fingertips.Systems tell us

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Getting Quiet

Reflect Actor Shia LaBeouf sat down with Bishop Robert Barron for an interview about his recent conversion to Catholicism as well as his role in the upcoming film Padre Pio. They reflected quite a bit on the life of Padre Pio and the impact he’s had on thousands of faithful. LaBeouf really connected with the

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Just One Look

Reflect Just one look at a good friend in a funny situation can send you into full laughter. Just one look at the mountains, plains, flowers, and sky can stop you in your tracks. Just one look at a positive pregnancy test can send parents into joyful tears. With just one look, everything changes. Pray

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In Dreams

Reflect God communicated to St. Joseph— among other biblical figures—in dreams. God communicates to us through dreams today as well. Of course, we dream when we are sleeping, but we also daydream while we’re at work, doing chores, and other moments in daily life. Those instances when we’re lost in sleep or in thought are

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