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Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. (Joel 2:13) Little by little we become accustomed to hearing and seeing, through the mass media,...

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With arms always open

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C -- 2013 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful (Lk. 6:36)Sibling rivalry; the perceived partiality favorable to the younger son who is prone to waywardness; the children taking for granted how good they have it at home; the father’s...

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Before it is too late

It has been quite some time that Jesus introduced himself to the people of Nazareth as the Prophet sent by the Holy Spirit to announce the Good News to the poor.  He goes on repeating tirelessly his message: God is near, paving the way for a more human world for...

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Mindful eating as fasting

Mindful eating as fasting

Mindful Eating. Good for body and soul! It seems related to the idea of fasting. And a nice practice considering all the hunger in the world. Maybe there could be a Vincentian version of this. Pick your mindful eating homework (1) Try taking the first four sips of a...

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Vincentian examination of conscience

Vincentian examination of conscience

As we progress further into Lent perhaps we can examine ourselves against these 5  characteristic Vincentian virtues. (See SlideShare version prepared by VinFormation.) Simplicity Do I always speak the truth? Do I say things as they are or as I want them to be? What...

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Lenten energy fast

Lenten energy fast

No, this is not a new power drink. It is one diocese's response to the question "What are you doing for Lent?" EcoCatholic writes, "If you are striving to become greener over the course of the 40 days, the archdiocese of Cincinnati has constructed...

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Listen to Jesus

Christians of all times have felt drawn to the occurrence traditionally called “The Transfiguration of the Lord.”  But we of the modern culture find it difficult to understand deeply the meaning of an account whose writer employed images and literary devices proper to...

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Let us not stray from Jesus

The Christians of the first generation were greatly interested in the tests and the tensions Jesus had to overcome to remain faithful to God and to live always as his partner in the project of bringing about a more human and dignified life for everybody. The account...

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