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More Reflection on fasting Ash Wed From the ‘Soul Institute’

This morning for the closing prayer the priest prayed these words, “That our Lenten fast may be pleasing to you and be for us a healing remedy.” Father Charles M. Murphy in his book ‘The Spirituality of Fasting’ writes, ” … Continue reading

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Lent and fasting Reflection from the ‘Soul Institute’ A Positive View of Fasting

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I might be the last person you expect to give some reflection on fasting. It is clear that fasting is not one of my strength, but I am working on it.…

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Reflection from the ‘Soul Institute’ Papa Francis Prayer is not Asprin

Papa Francis recently preached about prayer. prayer is “More than aspirin” The Pope then explained that prayer is not “a good practice to get some peace of heart” nor a “means to obtain from God what is useful to us.” … Continue reading

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This Tuesday Feb 3 is feast of St Blaise reflection from the ‘Soul Institute’

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February 3 is the feast day of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr.  St Blaise was a fourth century bishop.  Tradition tells us that a woman had a son who was choking…

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Miram the Little Arab A little story from the Hospital

Today at the hospital. I anointed a couple who were from Bethlehem. I mentioned my devotion to the newly canonized saint Marian the Little Arab. Pope Francis canonized her last Pentecost Sunday. Little Mariam told priests in her writing if … Continue reading

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Reflection on Pope Francis Homily Jan 29 ‘Soul Institute’ Sinner Yes Corrupt No

The Pontiff drew his inspiration from today’s first reading, which raccounted the story of David and Bathsheba. David committed adultery with Bathsheba, and when he learned she was pregnant, he tried to cover it up, including having arranged the death … Continue reading

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The wedding feast of Cana and ‘Holy Daring’ Reflection from the ‘Soul Institute’

Mary had Holy Daring. She was confident of Jesus answering her prayer. Mary is a model for us to have Holy Daring when coming to Jesus in prayer. John Udris in his book, ‘The Fearless Trust of St. Therese of … Continue reading

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Reflection on Pope Francis New Book ‘The Name of God is Mercy’ “Soul Institute”

Pope Francis tells us in his new book on Mercy “The conduct of the scholars of the law is often described in the words of the Gospel: they represent the principal opposition to Jesus; they challenge him in the name … Continue reading

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Today while in the chapel while reading for this coming Sunday got the first two talks for the future ‘Soul Institute’

While reading the Reading for this coming Sunday. I believe the Holy Spirit gave me the basic outline for the first two talks for the ‘Soul Institute.’ Here is First Talk. The Gospel this Sunday is the wedding Feast at … Continue reading

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Today while reading the reading for Sunday Mass got the first two talks for the future ‘Soul Institute’

While reading the Reading for this coming Sunday. I believe the Holy Spirit gave me the basic outline for the first two talks for the ‘Soul Institute.’ Here is First Talk. The Gospel this Sunday is the wedding Feast at … Continue reading

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