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Little Duties

“Great holiness consists in carrying out the little duties of each moment.” ~St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás

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RIP Tony Hendra

Tony Hendra died last Thursday of Lou Gherig’s disease. He was 79. You can read a little bit about him HERE. His autobiography, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, is a wonderful book about spiritual transformation. I don’t have a lot of space to store books, but I’ve always kept a spot on …

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Poor Little Guy

This picture, from The Book of Hours circa a.d.1240, depicts the Virgin Mary punching the devil in the face:

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Bring Home

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

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The Airtight Rule

Some advice from Father Robert Barron: This is some advice I got from a priest mentor of mine years back. He said: “Here’s the rule, the airtight rule: criticize somebody precisely in the measure that you are willing to help him or her deal with the problem you’re raising.” The point is that if you …

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Already

“We cannot attain the presence of God because were already in the presence of God.  What’s absent is awareness.”  ~Richard Rohr

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Around You

“Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you thousands will be saved.”  ~Saint Seraphim of Sarov

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How Short

“How short the joys of earth– and the sorrows, too, thank God!”  ~Father Solanus Casey

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Practical Atheism

Excerpted from Thank God Ahead of Time: The Life and Spirituality of Solanus Casey by Michael H. Crosby O.E.M. Cap., © 2009: Solanus Casey interpreted the conflicts of his time as grounded in theoretical or practical atheism. Theoretical atheism involved one’s denial of God’s existence; practical atheism stood for the lack of faith-in-action in people …

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“What, me worry?”

“To worry about anything is to indicate a want of confidence in God.”  ~Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

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There Can Be But One

“If religion can be defined us a science, and I claim it is unquestionably the greatest science of all times– in fact it is nothing less than the science of our happy relationship with God and our neighbors, then, there can be but one religion, though there may be a thousand different systems of religion.” …

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Flowing From and Leading Back To

“When he was speaking with you, you felt that he was constantly God-centered, on fire with love for God, and constantly God-conscious, seeming always to have his eyes on God. He seemed to see everything as flowing from God and leading back to God.” ~Gerald Walker O.F.M. Cap., speaking of Father Solanus Casey, quoted in …

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