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The Octave of Christmas: Mary, the Mother of God

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Daily Mass: Asking for what we need show art Daily Mass: Asking for what we need

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The Lord teaches us to ask, seek and knock as we trust in God who knows the good things that we need.

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Daily Mass: The ongoing call to repentance show art Daily Mass: The ongoing call to repentance

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Jesus affirms the preaching of Jonah to repent. This is the constant message throughout salvation history: to acknowledge our sins and return to the Lord for mercy and forgiveness.

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Daily Mass: The Lord's Prayer and the power of forgiveness show art Daily Mass: The Lord's Prayer and the power of forgiveness

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Matthew's Gospel offers the Lord's Prayer - a powerful spiritual tool that speaks practically about the crucial role of forgiveness in our daily lives.

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Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle show art Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

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St. Peter, for all his mistakes and sins, is empowered by Christ with a new name and a commission to lead the Church. May his example inspire us to follow the Lord today with full and open hearts.

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Monday Conversation: Praying daily with the Bible show art Monday Conversation: Praying daily with the Bible

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Prayerfully reading the Bible (often called Lectio Divina - Divine Reading) is a powerful way the listen to what God has to say to our lives. Reading a small passage of Scripture we reflect and respond to the Lord by answering three simple questions: What does it say? What does it say to me? What does it make me say?

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1st Sunday of Lent: Confronting the darkness in our hearts show art 1st Sunday of Lent: Confronting the darkness in our hearts

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The temptation of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that the darkness of sin must be confronted in our hearts with the triumph of Christ.

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Daily Mass: Christ calls Levi, a sinner like us show art Daily Mass: Christ calls Levi, a sinner like us

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The call of Levi (a tax collector and sinner) offers us hope that just as Jesus reached out to Levi the Lord also invites us - even with all our sins. May we joyfully respond to His call and offer our lives today.

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Daily Mass: Isaiah calls us to corporal works of mercy show art Daily Mass: Isaiah calls us to corporal works of mercy

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The Prophet Isaiah calls the people to corporal works of mercy. May this exhortation inspire us to see the needs of our brothers and sisters and respond with the love of Christ.

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Confronting Injustice show art Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Confronting Injustice

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This is the first of a six-part Lenten Retreat where Fr. Andrew reflects on a different aspect of the Stations of Cross each night. In this presentation Jesus is the key to help us understand how we confront the injustices and evils in our lives.

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Daily Mass: Our faith is a matter of life and death show art Daily Mass: Our faith is a matter of life and death

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Both Moses and Jesus speak of a faith that pertains to matters of life and death. May our Lenten journey empower us to embrace the gift of God as we live our lives for the Lord.

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Our knowledge of Mary flows from our knowledge of her Son, and her example teaches us how to be living witnesses in the face of adversity as we continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2017 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com