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The Discerning Voter: Leaders are caretakers

October 6, 2020

Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Tim Deveney, the director of the Precious Blood Volunteer program and a member of the Kansas City Province’s peace and justice committee, discuss Matthew 21:33-43, The Parable of the Tenants.

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Stilling Your Soul in Troubled Times — Part 1

October 5, 2020

By Kathy Keary
We can uplift our spirits during these trying time. Over the next few weeks, we will offer ideas to help relieve the burden of this time in our lives. These are not novel approaches but stand as a reminder that our wellbeing to a great extent rests in our hands.

Taize Oct. 1: Celebrating God’s Creation

October 1, 2020

As we gather for this Taize prayer in early October, we also celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is known for his love of the environment and all creation.

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Pasta e Fagioli Soup

By Lucia Ferrara
Pasta e Fagioli Soup (pasta and bean soup) is a very hearty soup. Served on a nice cool falling evening, you just about can’t beat it. This recipe feeds four to eight people, and I guarantee, they will be coming back for seconds.

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A Grace Filled Life: Creating Your Own Mission Statement

September 30, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Have you ever considered writing your own mission statement? Spiritual writer Marjorie J. Thompson says that a personal mission statement is a “way of ordering our lives to catch the wind of grace.”

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The Discerning Voter: Be Open to a Change of Heart

September 29, 2020

Reflecting Matthew 21:28-32, Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Lynda Quistorff, a Precious Blood Companion and former member of the Kansas City Province’s peace and justice committee, are challenged to be open to a change of heart.

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Family Matters Article #8: Empowerment

September 24, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Empowerment is one of the building blocks of development that helps young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible.

Sabbath thinking: Rest for the Soul

September 23, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Spiritual renewal requires intentionality and priority setting. It’s imperative that we design our days, weeks, months, and years to include ample time for Sabbath rest. Our welfare depends on it.

The Discerning Voter: Dignity for all who labor

September 22, 2020

Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Precious Blood Companion Pam Demasi discuss the Matthew 20:1-16a, in which a landowner hires laborers to work in his vineyard. They look for what the Scripture says about Jesus’ core values and then discussing how these values prepare us to vote this year.

Cooking & Spirituality: Bruschetta

September 17, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Bruschetta is a super easy, super delicious dish with only a few ingredients. If you’ve never cooked with sun-dried tomatoes before, this recipe introduces them to you. We also reflect on Matthew 25:35-36 and Isaiah 55:1.

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