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The Beauty to Turning to God

The Beauty to Turning to God

To pray is not difficult, nor does it require special learning.  To turn to God to confess limits, to ask help, to thank and praise him is in fact natural for human beings, a spontaneous impulse in women and men...

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7 Ways to Bring St. Benedict into Your Heart and Home

7 Ways to Bring St. Benedict into Your Heart and Home

“Benedict’s Rule, then, is itself a kind of catechism. Even though it’s been the central guidebook for Western monasticism, its vision of life isn’t just for a particular sect of Christians called ‘monks’ and ‘nuns.’ This is a vision for...

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July Fourth—So many meanings, so many paths

July Fourth—So many meanings, so many paths

Growing up in south-central Kansas, I don’t believe I ever heard anyone refer to the date of July Fourth without, in the same breath, calling it Independence Day. I also heard it called “Firecracker Day” or “Family Picnic Day.”  But,...

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Kids Summer Reading!

Kids Summer Reading!

VBS may be canceled this summer, but we’ve got lots of great books and videos to help kids get excited about their faith. From board books about Jesus and Mary that are just the right size for little hands to the ever-popular Praying in Color for...

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Best Reads for Summer—Memoirs

Best Reads for Summer—Memoirs

Other people’s stories have a way of getting under our skin, illuminating truth in surprising ways, and most of all, connecting us with each other. Vulnerability, candor, humor, and wisdom are all here—from the original spiritual autobiography written in the...

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Ordinary Time - A Time When We are Open to Change

Ordinary Time - A Time When We are Open to Change

Right now the world feels anything but ordinary, but deep within the Christian tradition springs an ancient rhythm of life that offers peace, stability, and strength for whatever faces us. This time of the year, known as Ordinary Time, takes...

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