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Rose window at Cathedral of Notre-Dame

Miracles at the Cathedral of Notre Dame After the Fire

What can survive a tragic fire? Rose windows, an organ, an altar, many relics and statues—and faith.

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Good Friday cross
Miracles

Why Good Friday Is So Important

Sometimes we have to face our own sorrow and suffering for greater truth to be revealed.

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Love your enemies
Stories of Faith

How to Love Your Enemies

Why did Jesus ask us to do such a thing? And how can we follow such a difficult command? 

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A chance to show great love
Stories of Hope

A Chance to Show Great Love

When you’re feeling kind of rotten about yourself, remember that God has forgiven all.

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Praying in the shower
How to Pray

3 Surprising Places to Pray

In the middle of a busy life, there are everyday places that lend themselves to prayer.

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Sparrow in the spring
Prayer Stories

Birds of the Bible

These harbingers of spring also play an important role in Scripture.

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Give up your cell phone for Lent
How to Pray

Why You Should Give Up Your Cellphone for Lent

In those phone-less hours you may find more ways to see God in the everydayness of life.

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Senior woman doing a crossword puzzle
How to Pray

Prayers for an Elderly Mom

When it comes to death, an aging parent requests that it be a “direct flight.”

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What Ash Wednesday Means to Me
Prayer Stories

What Ash Wednesday Means to Me

A personal reflection on the beginning of 40 days of Lent

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How to Pray Quietly with a Friend
How to Pray

How to Pray Quietly with a Friend

To know someone well is to know that you can be silent with them.

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