The unlikely connection between Sts Therese and Joan of Arc
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February 22, 2018

The unlikely connection between Sts Therese and Joan of Arc

Why did a contemplative nun find inspiration in a religious warrior? It may be surprising to learn that Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, commonly known as the “Little Flower,” found constant inspiration not in a contemplative nun, but in the religious…
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5 Things the mystics have taught me about motherhood
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February 22, 2018

5 Things the mystics have taught me about motherhood

These people can help you live more simply, shake off insecurities, and be a better mother to your kids. When I was suffering from postpartum depression, I sought solace in the Christian mystics as a way to find language for…
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5 Saints who can help with the hardships we face as women
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February 22, 2018

5 Saints who can help with the hardships we face as women

Whatever trial you're enduring, these wise "older sisters" understand and can be powerful helpers. Life as a woman creates a few pressure points, that’s for sure. What woman hasn’t felt the weight of the world on her shoulders at one…
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10 Women whose motherhood helped them become saints
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February 22, 2018

10 Women whose motherhood helped them become saints

Some takeaways here to remind you that you’re doing good work. There are times when your child hugs you and gives you a picture in crayon of the two of you holding hands surrounded by hearts. There are also times…
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St. Joseph was more than “righteous”; he was courageous
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February 22, 2018

St. Joseph was more than “righteous”; he was courageous

The angel wouldn't have said "Do not be afraid" unless there was something to fear. The Feast of St. Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord, is what I call an orphan solemnity in the Church. Not much is made of it,…
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You can overcome temptation—but only if you want to!
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February 22, 2018

You can overcome temptation—but only if you want to!

Every addict who wishes to remain sober starts by admitting that he cannot resist by himself what will surely kill him. We must face our temptations similarly. “When the devil caresses you, he wants your soul.” That’s what one mother…
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What is discernment?
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February 22, 2018

What is discernment?

It's not about the vocation to marriage or to the priesthood! It's something else ... “By discernment, we don’t mean asking whether you should marry or become a priest! That question arises only for those who have already surrendered to…
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February 22, 2018

How my 7-year-old’s first experience of death was deeply imbued with peace … and even joy

Our accidental encounter with a coffin brought home the beauty of our faith My son and I dashed off to morning Mass earlier this week with plans to hit confession afterward and have our souls tidy and nice for the…
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Stations of the Cross for busy people
Prayers
February 22, 2018

Stations of the Cross for busy people

A simple option for those who want to pray the Stations, but can't seem to find the time The Stations of the Cross, or Via Crucis, is a devotion commonly associated with Lent, but it shouldn’t be limited to just 40 days…
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40,000 Register for WYD in first week
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February 21, 2018

40,000 Register for WYD in first week

Rosary from Christians in Bethlehem will be part of the pilgrim kit. More than 40,000 young people have registered for World Youth Day (WYD) to be held in Panama in January 2019, according to Father João Chagas of the Dicastery…
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