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Thirsting For Love Minute Meditations
Our charism is to satiate the thirst of Jesus for love of souls by working at the salvation and sanctification of the poorest of the poor. Only the thirst of Jesus, hearing it, feeling it, answering it with all your heart. If this is your life, you will be all right. Jesus’ thirst will never leave you.
— from Thirsting for God

Friday, January 3, 2014
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Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes: Mary Ann grew close to God and his people during her short life. 
<p>The youngest of eight, Mary Ann was born in Quito, Ecuador, which had been brought under Spanish control in 1534. She joined the Secular Franciscans and led a life of prayer and penance at home, leaving her parents’ house only to go to church and to perform some work of charity. She established in Quito a clinic and a school for Africans and indigenous Americans. When a plague broke out, she nursed the sick and died shortly thereafter.</p><p>She was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1950.</p> American Catholic Blog At times Scripture holds a mirror up to our face and we don’t like what we see. The Word is truth, and sometimes the truth is painful. But so is antiseptic on a wound. Scripture challenges us only to heal us and call us to growth. No pain, no gain.

 
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