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Saturday, March 18, 2017

  REFLECTING ON LAST WEEK’S GOSPEL How often do we, like Peter, try to hold tight to a special moment or a feeling of joy? Something so spectacular has happened that we just don’t want it to end! It’s human nature to want to dwell in these times; after all, God gives them to us … Continue reading

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Friday, March 17, 2017

  WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? This week, we encountered our brothers and sisters from Zambia. As we reflect on their story, we hold them in prayer: For Evelina, mothers, grandmothers and all women who work to provide nutritious food for their children. We pray to the Lord. For our own community, that we respond to … Continue reading

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

  THE FIFTH STATION: Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country … to carry his cross. —Mark 15:21 Even Jesus needed help, and he wasn’t too proud to accept it. Human beings are social beings: We are called to live … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  THE SECOND SORROW OF MARY: The Flight Into Egypt When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  THE FOURTH STATION: Jesus Encounters His Mother And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary …“You yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” —Luke 2:34–35 What must Mary have been thinking, standing there in the midst of suffering, looking at her son? What pain must have … Continue reading

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Monday, March 13, 2017

  CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING: Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person “This teaching rests on one basic principle: individual human beings are the foundation, the cause and the end of every social institution. That is necessarily so, for men are by nature social beings.” —St. John XXIII, Mater et Magistra, # 219 (Mother and Teacher, … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

  BUILDING A CULTURE OF ENCOUNTER “We are always capable of going out of ourselves towards the other. Unless we do this, other creatures will not be recognized for their true worth; we are unconcerned about caring for things for the sake of others; we fail to set limits on ourselves in order to avoid … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

  REFLECTING ON LAST WEEK’S GOSPEL Temptation is the Enemy’s way of tricking us into forgetting our own human dignity—Satan wants nothing more than for us to forget that we are uniquely made in the image and likeness of God, and that that same God loves us more than we can imagine. That’s why, in … Continue reading

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Friday, March 10, 2017

  WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? This week, we encountered our brothers and sisters from India. As we reflect on their story, we hold them in prayer: For the Singh family in India, and all those who struggle to grow crops amidst flooding and other natural disasters. We pray to the Lord. For our own community … Continue reading

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

  THE THIRD STATION: Jesus Falls for the First Time I am troubled now. Yet what shall I say? “Father, save me from this hour?” But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name. —John 12:27–28 How many of us know someone who has fallen—fallen on hard times, … Continue reading

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