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Catholic Retreat - Study: some ways we learn about our faith

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 09/13/2014

Daily Mass: The healing that draws us closer to Christ show art Daily Mass: The healing that draws us closer to Christ

Catholic Inspiration

The Samaritan who was healed from his leprosy by Jesus now draws near to the Lord in gratitude. May we look for Christ's presence in our lives and swiftly respond as we grow closer to the Lord and one another.

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Daily Mass: The souls of the just are in the hands of God show art Daily Mass: The souls of the just are in the hands of God

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The reading from Wisdom (often heard at funerals) inspires us to encounter even the most difficult times with confidence in God's guidance and strength. Whatever we have to face today, may we trust in the Lord!

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32nd Sunday of the Year: The power of the resurrection show art 32nd Sunday of the Year: The power of the resurrection

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As disciples of Jesus Christ, we anchor our hope in a simple fact: Christ has been raised from the dead. The Lord's triumph over sin and death fundamentally alters the universe and we have hope of eternal life. May the power of the resurrection direct every aspect of our lives!

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Daily Mass: You are a temple of the Holy Spirit show art Daily Mass: You are a temple of the Holy Spirit

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In the Letter to the Corinthians St. Paul teaches that we are temples of the Holy Spirit, and it is crucial that we take tremendous care and effort regarding how we build our lives upon the rock of Jesus Christ.

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Daily Mass: God works through us show art Daily Mass: God works through us

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Both St. Paul and the Psalmist show how we are able to accomplish great things through the power of the Holy Spirit of God working through us. May we take this message to heart and allow the Spirit to tackle the needs before us this day.

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Daily Mass: In life and death we belong to the Lord show art Daily Mass: In life and death we belong to the Lord

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St. Paul reminds the Romans that in both living and dying we are the Lord's. We, too, owe everything we have to God...and how we face life, death and eternal life will reveal to others our desire to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Daily Mass: What we do and How we do it show art Daily Mass: What we do and How we do it

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The Psalm Response inspires us to help one another with a kind and gracious heart. As we determine what we can do today, may we also decide how to do it in a manner worthy of Jesus.

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Daily Mass: What's your gift and how will you use it? show art Daily Mass: What's your gift and how will you use it?

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St. Paul inspires the Romans to use the God-given gifts they have received for one another. What's your gift? How will you use what the Lord has lavished upon you?

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31st Sunday of the Year: God comes to us! show art 31st Sunday of the Year: God comes to us!

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In the Gospel of Luke we see how Jesus initiates the encounter with Zaccheus (who looks ridiculous climbing a tree because he is so short) and invites this past sinner to become forever changed. Zaccheus swiftly accepts this invitation, inspiring us to accept God's invitation in our lives as well!

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All Souls - The commemoration of the Faithful Departed show art All Souls - The commemoration of the Faithful Departed

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On this Feast of All Souls we remember our beloved dead, and we hold on to the words of hope that are proclaimed through the Scripture readings. May we pray for those who have gone before us: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them! May they rest in peace!

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This talk is the first of three given at a KC Men's Retreat.  The focus of this talk is on STUDY - how we learn about our faith so we can feed our minds and develop our relationship with Jesus Christ.  A number of practical points are made to show how each of us can find particular ways to intellectually grow.

September 13, 2014 - St. Joseph Church - Hayward, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci

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