Leaning on Prayer in Difficult Times

Through prayer I began to sense the one I trusted was always with me, albeit now in a quieter way. 

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Let Us Pray: The Living Body of Christ

We are, indeed, the living body of Christ, always becoming one in him who is our Lord and salvation.

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God Moving toward Us

Reflect Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, writes: “We move toward God because God has first moved toward us—this is the Franciscan path of prayer.” Pray God, it brings reliefto know you will always meet memore than halfway.That I don’t have to strive …

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Three Minutes with God: Finding Peace

The greatest mistake we humans often make is to become upset and lose our peace. We lose our peace because we want, at any price, to change the people around us. How many married people become agitated and irritated because they would like their spouse not to have this or that fault?

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Places for Prayer

Reflect St. Francis often felt compelled to pull away from the busyness of the world, to find a place and time of quiet and prayerful reflection focused on God. One favorite prayer spot for St. Francis was a place called …

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Three Minutes with God: Meditations on Hope

Will what I do during my lifetime make any difference? Maybe in the present, but what about years from now? Will the good fruit of love and justice I have borne really last? Jesus gave us the answer to that question: Yes! If our life is connected by faith, hope, and love, we will bear “fruit that will last” (John 15:16).

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