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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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Peace to All

Via The Huffington Post.

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Faith

In this excerpt from The Chris Farley Show:  A Biography in Three Acts ©2008, Father Tom Gannon talks about Chris Farley and faith: Chris was caught in a transition in Catholicism between an old-church approach to faith and a newer way of thinking. The old view of spirituality was that life was like climbing a …

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Rejects Nothing

The local Catholic church used to run a column in the paper explaining their faith to a largely Baptist audience.  This is one that always resonated with me. This is a transcript of a yellow, faded article- brittle now with age- that I cut out and saved.  The part I particularly like I highlighted in …

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Solanus Casey

  Solanus Casey is one of my favorite people. He’s on the path to sainthood, which is nice, but what’s cooler is why people remember him:  he was kind.  He was just the doorman, and he died sixty years ago, but that’s what people still remember about him. How cool is that?

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Masters of War

“Many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war.  This is serious.  Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.  It’s the industry of death.”  ~Pope Francis (source) Popes have done this all of my life. They’re against war in general, but have never come out against a specific war.  …

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Dorothy Day

“I really only love God as much as I love the person I love least.”  ~Dorothy Day

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