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Room to Breathe

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Room to Breathe
Have you attempted to meditate but find your thoughts getting in the way?Have you had difficulty beginning or sticking with a meditation practice?Do you want to bring a more peaceful attitude into your life?Would you like to decrease your stress and anxiety?Would you like a simple meditation to help you get to sleep?By just launching an app you could bring more peace and happiness into your life. Since 1991, Georgiana Lotfy, who created and narrated this app, has been helping people discover min...
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Surviving Depression: an App to Help
Depression is no fun. Trying to get through life, or even through a single day, can be excruciating. A feeling of helplessness and sadness can lead one to feel disconnected from God and others…guilty, angry, and afraid. I know, I’ve been there. I’m the author of Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach, a best-selling guide to hope and healing when one is suffering with depression.Surviving Depression App is a companion when confusion, frustration, fatigue, or darkness set in...
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St. Joseph, Pope Francis, and the Year of Faith
In this critical year of faith we should pay more attention toSt. Joseph, because through him God will provide a way to overcome the famine of faith. The story of Joseph in the book of Genesis can remind us of similarities to St. Joseph: their dreams, their chastity, their wise stewardship. The Joseph of Genesis wisely managed the resources of Egypt, so that when famine struck the country, it was well provided for: “All the world came to Joseph to obtain rations of grain, for fam...
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Trust in the Mercy of Jesus

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Trust in the Mercy of Jesus
A reflection from Pope Francis’ homily on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2013 3. I would like to emphasize one other thing: God’s patience has to call forth in us the courage to return to him, however many mistakes and sins there may be in our life. Jesus tells Thomas to put his hand in the wounds of his hands and his feet, and in his side. We too can enter into the wounds of Jesus, we can actually touch him. This happens every time that we receive the sacraments with faith. Saint Bernard, in ...
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Seized by Christ

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Seized by Christ
We are heading into the last six months of the Year of Faith initiated by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and re-invigorated by Pope Francis. Indeed, the very emergence of Pope Francis onto the internal ecclesial scene has energized people into renewing or re-starting their journey of discipleship. It almost feels like Pope Francis is trying to push us into a faith-response that we’ve forgotten—one that is active, courageous, joyful, and loving. In short, he is calling us to a life of mission. To b...
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Points of Light

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Points of Light
Pope Francis is restoring to us a sense of Church in the midst of the world, a Church for the sake of the world. This is what I mean. Just this morning, when speaking at the General Audience, Pope Francis said we are privileged to carry out a mission of being a leaven of hope in a world wounded by sin and evil. It is hard enough to have hope ourselves, but he asks us to do more, to be hope for others who are suffering from evil and despair.The Pope said we are called to be "so many poi...
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New Time Travel Series Teaches Kids about Jesus
Today CNS is featuring the new series Gospel Time Trekkers, fiction for kids ages 6-9. A couple years ago Sr. Grace, when she was editor of our children’s magazine, started writing fiction for kids. “As an editor of a magazine for children, I started reading a lot of kids books. Each Saturday I would check out books from the library just to see what kids today were reading. I realized again the power of a good story, and the powerful influence what we read has on us. I had loved read...
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Before Karol Wojtyla was elected to pope and became John Paul II, he had already written what was arguably his greatest work. Let that sink in for a moment. The great saint who gave us fourteen encyclicals such as Ecclesia De Eucharistia, Fides et Ratio, and Evangelium Vitae had already written a work greater than perhaps all of his encyclicals put together. This book was entitled Love and Responsibility, and if you love reading (soon-to-be) Saint John Paul II's writings then you'll definitely w...
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Christian Faith Proclaims God's Total Love
After I had a stroke at 21 years old, it took many years of introspection and struggle to dig deep enough into my soul to trust God again—to know, to be absolutely certain, that God always takes care of me. Years later when I watched a friend suffer with PTSD, I had to face that same question anew. With absolute certainty I could trust that my life was in God’s hands and that no matter how things turned out God’s hands were good and safe, but how do I encourage another to so trust?Would God ...
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| Categories: Light of Faith, Publishing House, Inspiration, Prayer and Holiness | Tags: falling apart, God's unfailing help, God is with us | View Count: (7616)
Pope Francis' First Document Just Arrived
In these days I have been reading Pope Francis’ new document The Light of Faith. I’m halfway through reading it, shuffling through my printout from the Vatican website. Moments ago, the sisters called up my office and said the printed document just arrived, and I can’t wait to get my copy! We nuns are avid readers of documents. This one, however, is different. More accessible, more practical, almost like sitting down next to Pope Francis and having him open his heart to you and...
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