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St. Benedict’s First Principle of Humility

May 25th 2019

It was during a time of political upheaval in sixth-century Italy when the Roman Empire was crumbling that St. Benedict first established monastic communities in the rural Italian countryside. And with them he created a set of guidelines for community living which, historians tell us, saved Western civilization. By renewing   ▸


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Jean Vanier - A Man For Our Times

May 19th 2019

Jean Vanier was my hero. His life’s mission began in 1964 when he purchased a small house in rural France and invited a few disabled members of the community to join him. And so began an important movement.  L’Arche, named after Noah’s Ark, has grown to 149 communities in 35   ▸


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A Mid-Lent Reflection

March 23rd 2019

I have a habit of copying intriguing observations from things I read onto a scrap of paper with the intention of transferring them into my notebook of good ideas. Sometimes they get transferred and sometimes not. And sometimes I forget to include the source of these thoughtful comments, so when   ▸


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Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 23rd 2019

On this feast day of St. Patrick, a little deviation from the norm is in order. Redemptorist Fr. Tim Uniac shares the following: it is a feast unlike any other, when all Catholics think themselves to be Irish. Only the Irish can dare to refer to Patrick as the greatest   ▸


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