The Pope who invited the poor to dinner

St. Gregory the Great, also called Saint Gregory I, was born 540 in Rome. His Western feast day is today, September 3. He was Pope from 590 until his death in 604. His epithet “the Great” reflects his status as …
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World Day Of Prayer For The Care Of Creation (Sept 1st)

September the 1st is the World day of Prayer for the care of creation. Here is a Christian prayer for union with creation’ published in Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si. A Christian prayer in union with creation Father, we …
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Powerful Prayers Vatican Exorcist Uses to Drive Out Evil

Father Gabriele Amorth, former chief exorcist of Rome, recommends in his book “An Exorcist Tells His Story” several prayers to combat any evil that may be distressing an individual. He notes, however, that while these prayers are powerful, they are …
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The problem of guilt

When you fall into sin and feel in your soul that you have offended the Lord, there is much to think about. The first thought is always to put the situation right with an act of contrition, a sincere repentance, …
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An Evening Prayer

Dear Lord and Father, bless I pray, Your servant here, at the end of day. I thank You, Lord, for all Your love, And every blessing from above. Forgive me, Lord, for Your dear Son, The wrongs this day I …
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When Jesus Comes

The great Shah Abbas, who reigned magnificently in Persia, loved to mingle with the people in disguise. Once dressed as a poor man, he descended the long flight of stairs, to the tiny cellar where the fireman was tending the …
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Jesus You Are Mine

You are my rest when I grow weary, my comfort when I am sad. You are my light to see more clearly, my joy when I am glad. You are the smile that lights my face, my guide when I …
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My Easter Hope

Easter Sunday, a day of hope. A day we should all feel the joy of the Risen Lord… but I don’t! Once again, I feel I have failed the Lord. This Lent began with good intentions but everything just got …
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He could tell people their sins! St John Vianney

John Vianney, known as the Cure d’Ars, was a poorly educated Priest, ordained and sent to the parish of Ars in France. In Ars, he began a radical programme of renewal. Crowds were flocking to him as amazing miracles were …
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From Raw Material To Something Of Value

From Raw Material To Something Of Value One of the items in Ripleys Believe It Or Not, is a picture of a plain bar of iron. It is valued at 5$. The same bar of iron has a far different …
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