Merry Christmas!

As our Christmas gift to you, we share Our Lady of Peace by Ade Bethune. Ade was a Belgian-born artist, a co-worker with Dorothy Day, an illustrator for The Catholic Worker, and a friend of the Sisters of St. Joseph. This piece is done with tempera and gold leaf on gesso and is in the Richard Sipe …

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A Christmas Story

Merry Christmas to all our friends, customers, and website visitors. Jesus makes incarnate the heart of God, full of creative and merciful love that never stops calling us into the communions of friends, family, and church. We make an early gift to you of A Christmas Story by Rose Tillemans, CSJ. Share this story with family and friends. Many blessings …

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Music and the Gospel: “Tapestry,” Liv Dawson – 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Heifer International is an organization that makes its mission to eradicate poverty and hunger in the world, a mission like Jesus’ own. It is featured in Spirit this week. Heifer educates people about the lives of people who need help with the basics to thrive. The learning center invites young people to experience a “day …

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Prayer of the Day

You, all-accomplishing Word of God are the light of primordial daybreak over the spheres. You, the foreknowing mind of divinity, foresaw all your works as you willed them, your prescience hidden in the heart of your power, your power like a wheel around the world, whose circling never began and never slides to an end. …

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Prayer of the Day

Thank you Lord for this brand new day. Give me the wisdom to see its possibilities, the strength to face its challenges, and the grace to be open to its promise. Give me your heart of love to do a favour, speak a kindness, offer a hand, soothe a hurt, celebrate a joy, share a …

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Gospel Reflection for January 17, 2021 – 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 3.3-10,19; 1 Corinthians 6.13-15,17-20; John 1.35-42 John the Baptist stood with two of his disciples, looking intently at Jesus walking by. “See the lamb of God,” John said. The two disciples followed Jesus. Noticing that they were following him, Jesus turned around and said to them,  “What do you seek?” “Teacher, where do you stay?” Jesus …

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Prayer of the Day

The Blessing of the God of Miriam The blessing of the God of Miriam, Aaron and Moses, The blessing of Jesus born of the woman Mary, The blessing of the Holy Spirit who flies on before us,”Be with you all, now and forever.” Adapted by Jean Maryland, England

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If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, …

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Creator God, help us build a new world in the midst of the old. A world where all workers are valued. A world where those who clean houses are also able to buy houses to live in. A world where those who grow food can also afford to eat their fill. excerpt from “A Prayer …

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Lord, today you make us known to friends we did not know, and you have given us seats in homes which are not our own. You have brought us near, and made a brother of a stranger. Forgive us, Lord… we did not introduce you. Prayer from Polynesia

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Loving God, in times of darkness and uncertainty Fill me with the light of your presence. When anxiety clouds my vision of the future Give me comfort in your presence with me now. When living the Gospel seems foolish and unrewarding Deepen my commitment to showing forth Jesus in my life and my choices. When …

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