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God is Agapē

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.”  — 1 John 4:7-8 Today’s readings (in the U.S.) from … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin’s New Year’s Message (courtesy of The Teilhard Project)

    Set forth below is a New Year’s Message from The Teilhard Project with a great quote from Teilhard de Chardin: HAPPY NEW YEAR!  As we launch into 2014 we at the Teilhard de Chardin Project are reminded of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Dolan: No Season for Sourpusses

Here is a great read from Archbishop Timothy Dolan in Sunday’s New York Daily News. Using Evangelii Gaudium as a base, he encourages Christians to be joyful this Christmas season. The article is great, but it gets special mention here … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: The Radical Traditionalist of Mercy, Simplicity and Joy

    I am sharing a speech by Deacon David Backes that he gave to his parish on the early pontificate of Pope Francis.  It is a fantastic summary and I encourage you to read it here. Set forth below … Continue reading

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The God of Joy and Laughter

“Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God” — Teilhard de Chardin I am currently in the second week of my online Ignatian Retreat. Each morning before I begin my prayer, I ask God for a grace. … Continue reading

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Feast of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

“I believe that we are not real social workers. We may be doing social work in the eyes of the people, but we are really contemplatives in the heart of the world. For we are touching the Body of Christ … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 27): Joy and the Presence of God

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin One of the many things I admire about Teilhard de Chardin is that, despite all his numerous struggles (e.g. horrific carnage of WWI, early death … Continue reading

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