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“the living presence of God’s image implanted in the soul.”

Ushering in the Fullness of Our Being and Dismantling the False Self

May 17, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 5. Christian spiritual masters often speak of the need to dismantle our false self to reveal our true self, or what Meister Eckhart described “the living presence of God’s image implanted in the soul.” Islamic texts discuss this same idea.

Family Matters #21: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 2

Family Matters #21: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 2

May 12, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Part 2. How do we teach our kids to reconnect and socialize after the isolation of the Coivd-19 pandemic? Here’s a few practical tips for you to try.

Journey to Emmaus in Contemporary Scenes — Week 6

Journey to Emmaus in Contemporary Scenes — Week 6

May 11, 2021

This week two students in the Confirmation program at the Church of the Annunciation parish in Kearney, Missouri, talk with Fr. Ron Will about times in their lives when, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus,” a light went on” in their faith lives.”

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Taize for May: We are clay in your hands

St. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, “You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by all … written not in ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.”

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Three steps on the journey to meeting the Divine

May 10, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 4. The Qur’an teaches that God is closer to us than our jugular vein. Why, then, do we feel separated from God? Today we talk about the first three steps in the journey to an intimate meeting with the Divine.

Journey to Emmaus in Contemporary Scenes — Week 5

May 4, 2021

Marriage is an “Emmaus experience,” says Hanna and David Allgaier and Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, as the three discussed the surprising ways Jesus revealed himself to them during Marriage Encounter Weekends.

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The Indwelling Spirit of God: A Living Reality

May 3, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 3. We continue our study of the contemplative spirit of Islam. By exploring how others experience the Divine, our view of God expands. This opens us to the possibility of experiencing a fruitful transformation of the heart.

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Family Matters #20: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 1

April 28, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Part 1. Now that we can begin to hope to see an end to the Covid Pandemic, many are asking what path we should take forward. Choosing joy and practicing gratitude can help us navigate our way.

Journey to Emmaus in Contemporary Scenes — Week 4

Journey to Emmaus in Contemporary Scenes — Week 4

April 27, 2021

Woodworking. What does woodworking have to do with the Emmaus Journey? Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Fr. John Wolfe, CPPS, answer that question. It has to do with making connections and finding hope.

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Remembering the Kiss: The Journey Home

April 26, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 2. Spiritual teachers of many faith traditions describe the innate desire for union (or re-union) with the Divine Creator as “remembering the kiss.” Islam calls this awakening tauba, translated as “turning to God.”

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