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The Royal Sermon

Posted on
Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, born in Chicago, was selected by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, to present the sermon at their Saturday wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Curry, the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, began his sermon during the wedding by quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words.

“We must discover the

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Angels are Gifts from God

Posted on
Friday, May 18th, 2018

Angel of God, my Guardian Dear,

To whom God’s love, commits me here,

Ever this night, be at my side,

To light and guard, to rule and Guide. Amen.

The above prayer is a very powerful one. Many people have great devotion and awareness of their angels. Angels are very important “Messengers” of God’s love and protection. The following stories

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Growing Older- A Sacred Gift

Posted on
Friday, May 11th, 2018

Growing older brings its challenges …… but this can be a time to relish and value. The following story I find inspirational;

An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle

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The Month of May

Posted on
Friday, April 27th, 2018

The month of May, brings with it great beauty and certainly uplifts our spirits. As we begin this new month, take time to enjoy the colour, life and rich energy this “season of new life and growth”. I’m very conscious also of students as they soon approach their exams. I pray every blessing of peace and confidence to bless all 

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A Time to Vote No

Posted on
Friday, April 20th, 2018

The forthcoming referendum on May 25th is fast  approaching. A referendum, that calls us to reflect upon issues, that are often deeply sensitive, personal and yet so very important for the  heartbeat, of a Republic, whose witness of resilience and courage, protects the many not the few. A Republic, whose constitution values vulnerable citizens, including beautiful babies, alive and 

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Gaudete et Exultate

Posted on
Friday, April 13th, 2018

The third apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis’ pontificate, published recently is a call to holiness – simple and accessible, without being watered down or superficial. It is a papal document written in a personal tone, to remove any “fear of holiness.” This is a wonderful inspirational read. Here are 15 key words from Gaudete et Exultate.

Beatitudes (n.63): Nothing

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Divine Mercy

Posted on
Friday, April 6th, 2018

We are at our best when we feel at home and at ease. This is the great gift of the Risen Lord, just as in the scripture, He, “looks at us and loves us as we are”. He continues to touch our hearts and awaken new life and hope that replenishes and renews our often bruised and weary soul.

The

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