Snippets of Faith

Sorry for your loss (yawn)

To me, the most mundane, unoriginal and programmed words uttered to someone who has lost someone else through death is, “Sorry for your loss.” Really? Is this the best we can think of?
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Where did I go wrong with my children’s faith?

I am no longer in control of my children’s faith. I was then; it’s impossible now. I can pray about it – and I do. I ask God to pull them back into His arms. Touch them with His grace and mercy. Help them to see it’s the only way to joy.
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Beautiful Holy Week processions in Italy inspire faith

It was completely rewarding to watch these hundreds of parishioners so devoted to their town parishes as they reenacted Jesus’ crucifixion.
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Faith is faith in English or Italian

Faith is faith in any language. We don't need to understand the words to feel it in our hearts.
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God’s Sandbox (bring your own bucket and shovel)

Need peace, need to think, need a great prayer spot? Go to a beach! It doesn’t even have to be summer to benefit from the calm it provides. Bring your own bucket and shovel … God will supply the tranquility.
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Is that Mr. Bean?

Suzanna Molino Singleton finds humor and inspiration from an encounter with the acclaimed biographer of St. John Paul II.
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Me-me-me Birthday Prayer

I’ve never done that before – prayed only for myself in a single prayer session – and yet it felt suitable. No way I could have survived 59 years without God.
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Sundays aren’t for football and other kids’ games

Remember our Sunday-best outfits? As children, we girls wore patent leather shoes, frilly party-type dresses with white gloves, clutched matching patent leather purses, and hats with ribbons snaking down our backs. Hats for women once were a requirement in Catholic churches – can you imagine that today?
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Most important parts of life

Sometimes our focal point in life is off. We should be looking at – and appreciating – what we are holding in our hands – life’s blessings and gifts.
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