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Preparing for the Sunday of the Word of God: Ignatian Meditation

Another way of praying with the bible is through Ignatian Meditation, a way of using the words of the bible as a way to imagine the experience and then to apply the lessons to your own life. The name comes from Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Here is a short video that offers an explanation.

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Homily for January 21, 2021

Do you really believe that Jesus is the divine Son of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity? Or is Jesus simply a nice guy who is a little better than we are? While we want to remember that Jesus is approachable, we also want to know that Jesus is strong enough to handle whatever we set before him.

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Preparing for the Sunday of the Word of God: Lectio Divina

You have probably heard that you should use the bible for prayer. But how? What is it that I should do to pray with the Bible? For that matter, how is it that I pray at all? Many of us are familiar with asking God to help us or another, but is the only type of prayer there is? Centuries ago Saint Benedict began to pass on the his monks the art of sacred reading, or in Latin, Lectio Divina. Below Fr. Mike Schmitz from Ascension Presents offers a brief explanation.

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This Sunday we celebrate the Word of God

This Sunday we celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God, a new title for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Do you think about the Word of God? Do you read it or pray with it? In the video below, Bishop Robert Barron discusses Dei Verbum, the document on revelation. Over the next few days, we will include resources to grow more in faith with the Word of God.

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Homily for January 19, 2021

Do you trust the promises? Today’s first reading from the Letter to the Hebrews tells us we are inheritors of the promises. What are they? The promise that God loves us. The promise that God forgives sins. The promise that God is always with us. Do you trust the promises?

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