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Maintaining Custody

Footsteps-732128 1280 St. Januarius Psalm 101:1-6   As human beings and therefore imperfect people—i.e. sinners—none of us can walk with a completely blameless heart.  I certainly can’t.  But I can strive to be a person of integrity:  to live the faith I profess and to walk in the footsteps of Jesus in the spirit of St. Francis.  These first verses of Psalm 101 give me some practical ways to be a person of integrity:  be careful of what I watch and read; guard my tongue against slander (or even gossip for...
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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

9 Exaltation of the Holy Cross Numbers 21:4-9; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17 We look at the cross and we remember how much Jesus suffered.  It is a natural reaction, because the cross was an instrument of humiliation, torture and execution.  It is a sign of pain. Yet our scriptures today invite us to see the cross as something more:  a sign of love, particularly God’s love for us and for the world.  When God had Moses mount a bronze serpent on a pole, he gave his people a way out of their suffering.  It...
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Episode 36 Tap Into Life - Chicago & the Eucharist

Eucharist-1591663 1280 This week Br. Vito answers some questions about the Eucharist and its importance to the Catholic faith.  Please click here to listen Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, this helps other listeners find the podcast. Have questions or a suggestion for a topic for the friars? Email us: TapIntoLife@thecapuchins.org Visit us on Facebook!
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Journey With Men in Their Discernment

2781692552 f380b09e6f z “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things” Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta Together we can do great things!  In so many ways that sums up our life as Lesser Brothers in the world.  We do what little we can, but when we do it together (with God’s grace) we can accomplish great things for the sake of the Gospel! This is also the joy I want to share in this blog today, doing great things together as two brothers have been assigned to...
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