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The Presentation of Baby Jesus in the Temple, a fresco by Josef Kastner in the Carmelites church in Dobling, Vienna, Austria . Photo 38542995 / Presentation © Jozef Sedmak | Dreamstime.com

The Presentation and the Divine Embrace

January 31, 2023

By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS.
This series invites you (a human being) to go deeper in your relationship with God (a non-human being), to plunge into that deeper relationship. It is an invitation to enter the divine embrace. Watch the Video.

Encounters with ‘Crazy’ People, an Assembling God’s Puzzle video

Encounters with ‘Crazy’ People

January 24, 2023

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS.
We all have stories about encounters with “crazy” people. It’s never easy dealing with people who behave in ways we don’t understand. I’ve learned that people never do things for no reason, and usually, they have a good reason for what they do.

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Overnight Breakfast Oats

January 18, 2023

By Lucia Ferrara
I taking advantage of the new year to make a lifestyle change. My daughter and I found this recipe. We modified it to suit our tastes and our lives and we begin the year with a very simple, very nutritious and very yummy meal.

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Failure: When you can’t avoid it, what to do about it?

January 11, 2023

An Assembling God’s Puzzle video
By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS.
No one likes failure, but we just can’t get away from it. We experience many failures in life, like gaining weight when we try to lose it, our business fails, we get fired, we don’t get the grade we wanted. Can we situate this puzzle piece in our lives so it doesn’t cause so much pain?

Visitation of the Virgin Mary, medieval relief on the facade of Basilica of San Zeno in Verona, Italy. Photo 132024490 / Visitation © Zatletic | Dreamstime.com

Mary Visits Elizabeth, an Encounters of the Fourth Kind Video

January 3, 2023

By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS.
This video series help us to be open to a personal encounter with the God-man, Jesus Christ, in places where we don’t normally look for him. Mediating on the visit of Mary, Mother God, with her cousin Elizbeth is witnessing a close encounter of the fourth kind.

Winter Solstice Celebration 2022 A Winter’s Dream: Waking up to the Promise of Peace

Winter Solstice Celebration 2022

December 28, 2022

About 50 of us gathered at the Renewal Center for our annual Winter Solstice Celebration led by Fr. Joe Nassal, CPPS. We recorded Fr. Joe’s talk and part of the communal prayers. Pray with us and walk the path lit by luminaries to the Reconciliation Labyrinth on our campus.

Christmas and Depression, an Assembling God’s Puzzle video Photo 130605892 / Christmas Depression © Tommaso79 | Dreamstime.com

Christmas and Depression, an Assembling God’s Puzzle video

December 14, 2022

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS.
Christmas — the most wonderful time of the year? Our culture tells us it is. But according to mental health agencies and therapists, more people report feeling depressed at Christmas time than almost any other time of the year. Why is that?

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December Taizé: Mary Speaks to Juan Diego

December 12, 2022

The story of the origin of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is well known. Juan Diego was a quiet, humble man, a poor peasant. Our Lady spoke to Juan Diego in his own language, with an appearance that reflected the indigenous people and their culture.

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Advent prayer and meditation resources to deepen your anticipation of Christmas

December 8, 2022

We've compiled a set of Advent meditations and prayers. Some are videos, some are written meditations. All will help you celebrate this season and deepen your longing for the Incarnation.

The ‘Why’ Conundrum, an Assembling God’s Puzzle video

The ‘Why’ Conundrum, an Assembling God’s Puzzle video

November 29, 2022

“Why did I get ill?” “Why did my loved one have to die?” “Why haven’t I met the right person to marry?” God throws many more puzzle pieces into our lives every day, like new events or new relationships. A very human reaction is to ask “Why?”

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