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  The Intimate Merton audiobook
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  The Last Words of Jesus













Introducing a quiet, sometimes-playful, always meditative way to engage with God through color, creativity, and prayer. At Play in God’s Creation creates a meditative journey for the word-weary that celebrates the creativity within.

This imaginative, spiritually rich addition to the growing genre of coloring books for adults encourages color and contemplation, allowing a safe and comfortable place for anyone to find their way in prayer and silence.

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Augustine of Hippo: A Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: Many people are familiar with the biographical sketch of Augustine of Hippo, sinner turned saint. But really to get to know the man is a rewarding experience. 
<p>There quickly surfaces the intensity with which he lived his life, whether his path led away from or toward God. The tears of his mother, the instructions of Ambrose and, most of all, God himself speaking to him in the Scriptures redirected Augustine’s love of life to a life of love. </p><p>Having been so deeply immersed in creature-pride of life in his early days and having drunk deeply of its bitter dregs, it is not surprising that Augustine should have turned, with a holy fierceness, against the many demon-thrusts rampant in his day. His times were truly decadent—politically, socially, morally. He was both feared and loved, like the Master. The perennial criticism leveled against him: a fundamental rigorism. </p><p>In his day, he providentially fulfilled the office of prophet. Like Jeremiah and other greats, he was hard-pressed but could not keep quiet. “I say to myself, I will not mention him,/I will speak in his name no more./But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart,/imprisoned in my bones;/I grow weary holding it in,/I cannot endure it” (Jeremiah 20:9).</p> American Catholic Blog Pope Francis said, “The Church gives us the life of faith in Baptism: that is the moment in which she gives birth to us as children of God, the moment she gives us the life of God, she engenders us as a mother would.”

 Should priests serve in the military?



 
 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Ordination
Pray for the Church, especially for those who have been ordained to the priesthood.
St. Monica
The tears of this fourth-century mother contributed to her son's conversion to Christ.
Religious Profession
Lord of the harvest, thank you for all those Men and Women Religious who have answered your call to service.
Marriage
The love of husband and wife is the wellspring of love for the entire family.
Back to School
Students and staff will appreciate receiving an e-card from you to begin the new school year.










ENTERTAINMENT
The Innocents
Luminescent, unflinchingly honest and respectful of belief, director Anne Fontaine's drama "The Innocents" (Music Box) is a fictional story about a convent of Benedictine nuns in mid-20th-century Poland.

The film gently explores the conflicts between duty to the living and the shattered faith that can ...

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  The Innocents  CNS photo/Music Box Films
This is a scene from the movie "The Innocents."



BIBLE REFLECTIONS
Sharing the Word - Franciscan Media Productions
St. Monica
Friday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time
Thursday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time
Bringing Home the Word
The Space Between Faith and Doubt
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Doubt can lead us to question, to reflect, to understand reality at a deeper level.
More Bible Reflections








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