Faith In Action

August 2022

Aug 29

Try this: Teach me your ways, O Lord

In August, as summer wanes and many schools resume classes, time seems to disappear as schedules intensify. St. Ignatius of Loyola developed a simple method of meditation known as the Daily Examen. This form of prayer encourages us to review each day and to recognize God as active in our daily lives. Follow these steps: • Set aside 10-15...
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Aug 22

The way we pray: The fruit of faith

“People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and...
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Aug 15

New parables: Cultivate appreciation

A woman who enjoyed flowers decided to plant a garden. She imagined gathering flowers and adding a bouquet to each room of her house. She intended to press and dry flowers and make bath salts scented with rose petals and lavender. The woman researched her growing zone. She tested the soil and consulted garden centers about which plants would...
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Aug 8

Sowing seeds: Stewardship transfigures us

“These linked realities, discipleship and stewardship, then make up the fabric of a Christian life in which each day is lived in an intimate, personal relationship with the Lord.” —Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response U.S. Catholic bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship Talk about an intimate, personal relationship...
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Aug 1

Try this: Eucharistic adoration

The Real Presence had been recognized since the days of the apostles, but Perpetual Adoration began in sixth-century Spain. Pope John Paul II called Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament “an inexhaustible source of holiness.” Try these suggestions — excerpted from OSV’s pamphlet “Eucharistic Adoration” —...
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