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Finding Hope in Uncertainty

November 23, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Activities that keep my mind focused on the present moment are lifesavers that not only relieve my mind of worries but seem to have a long-lasting calming effect and have increased my propensity to remain in the present moment.

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Family Matters #12: Getting comfortable with other cultures

November 18, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Today’s globalized world is a melting pot of cultures. Exposing our children to a variety of cultures and people — helping them get out of our “bubble” — teaches them to treat others with equality, tolerance and respect.

Suicide Awareness

Some things you should know about suicide

November 17, 2020

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS
Nobody really wants to talk about suicide. It's a scary subject, so people tend to ignore it or not talk about it. But you can't solve a problem without talking about it. You can't find help if you don't talk about it.

Maintaining the Contemplative Life in a Divided World

November 16, 2020

By Kathy Keary
John’s Gospel tells us that they will know we are Jesus’ disciples “if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). It doesn’t say “if you love those with whom you agree.” This is a powerful statement in our divided country.

The Frittata

The Frittata

November 11, 2020

Lucia Ferrara makes a frittata, a recipe she grew up with that combines eggs and cheese with whatever vegetables and/or meat you have on hand. She also talks about cooking as a spiritual practice she learned in the kitchen with her mom.

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Pray without Ceasing – Really? Part 3

November 9, 2020

By Kathy Keary
The God who is “nearer to me than I am to myself,” who knows my heart through and through, comforts my weary soul as if to say, “Be not afraid. I am with you always.”

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Taize November: Remembering those we have lost

November 5, 2020

As we gather for this November Taize Prayer, we gather during a month that the Catholic Church sets aside to remember those who have died during the past year. This year we acknowledge especially all who have died because of the coronavirus.

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Family Matters #11: Uncovering potential and purpose

November 4, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Giving young people opportunities to think — positively — about their future and what they want to achieve in life is very important because it shapes their identity.

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Pray Without Ceasing – Really? Part 2

November 2, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Part 2 of 3. Accepting God’s invitation to draw close is a first step in realizing an intimate bond with our Maker. As we grow in our relationship with God, we realize that God is not far off and aloof but very much a part of our daily life.

Lucia’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lucia’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 28, 2020

The recipe many have been waiting for: Lucia Ferrara, director of hospitality of the Renewal Center, reveals her recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. She also talks about Fr. Joe Nassal’s book, "Rest Stops for the Soul."

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