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Video Practice: Lectio Divina: ‘A Bud Shall Blossom’

November 29, 2021

by Kathy Keary
The practice of Lectio Divina opens my heart to the special message that God has for me on a particular day. It is a way for God to communicate to me and it provides me with the opportunity to reflect on that and respond.

Contemplative Life Video: Practicing Gratitude

November 22, 2021

We’re beginning a new feature in our series The Contemplative Life. Starting today, we will begin to offer videos in which we will walk the viewer through various types of contemplative prayer.

Taizé for November: Native American Heritage Month

November Taize: Celebrating Native American History Month

November 12, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a yearly opportunity to learn about native peoples and cultures, and to celebrate the gifts that they bring to our lives and society. Our November Taizé prayer will incorporate elements of Native American prayer. We will praise God and pray for healing among nations.

Members of Virginia-based A Mom’s Peace explain their ministry to families who have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. They help the families grieve their loss with funerals and burials among other forms of support.

Respect Life Video Series: Grieving Miscarriages or Stillbirths

November 4, 2021

Members of Virginia-based A Mom’s Peace explain their ministry to families who have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. They help the families grieve their loss with funerals and burials among other forms of support.

Fr. Tim Coday updated the community on his ministry in the Tanzanian missions at a presentation Oct. 25, 2021 at Precious Blood Renewal Center in Liberty, Missouri.

Tanzanian Mission Talk

November 2, 2021

Fr. Tim Coday updated the community on his ministry in the Tanzanian missions at a presentation on Oct. 25, 2021, at Precious Blood Renewal Center in Liberty, Missouri.

Ossa dei Morti (Bones of the Dead, spice cookies)

Ossa dei Morti (Bones of the Dead, spice cookies)

October 28, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Nov. 1 is All Saints Day and Nov. 2 is All Souls Day. Many countries and cultures around the world celebrate these days with wonderful food and traditions. The spice cookies called Ossa dei Morti (Bones of the Dead) come from my heritage.

Respect Life Video Series: Reducing Gun Violence

Respect Life Video Series: Reducing Gun Violence

October 25, 2021

Drawing on their experiences in parish ministry, Fathers Joe Uecker and Mike Goode lead a lively discussion on how to reduce gun violence. If you couldn’t join the presentation, you can now watch the video.

Respect Life Video Series: Abolish the Death Penalty

Respect Life Video Series: Abolish the Death Penalty

October 20, 2021

“Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?” is the question Jean Swymeler asked to begin her presentation on abolishing the death penalty during the third session of the Renewal Centers’ October discussion series on respect life issues. Then Connie Swymeler described her personal conversion to opposing the death penalty.

Respect Life Video Series: Mothers Who Lost Children to Violence

Respect Life Video Series: Mothers Who Lost Children to Violence

October 12, 2021

In the second of our five-week study session on deepening our awareness of the meaning of “respect for life,” Precious Blood Sr. Donna from the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation introduces us to two women who lost their sons to violence of Chicago streets.

Respect Life: Elder Abuse Awareness

Respect Life Video Series: Elder Abuse Awareness

October 6, 2021

In the first of our five-week study session on deepening our awareness of the meaning of “respect for life,” we meet Julie Kuzera and Nanna Cross of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus in Chicago, who are activists in the cause of exposing and preventing elder abuse.

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