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Praying with St. Padre Pio

For quite some time I have been graced by accompanying Padre Pio’s prayer groups within the various friaries I have been sent to by my Capuchin superiors. These prayers did not occur in a vacuum. They are intimately connected with Saint Pio of Pietrelcin...

A Divine Dialogue

The newspaper gossip columnist and radio news commentator, Walter Winchell, once said: “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” This beautiful quote by Winchell aptly describes who a friend really is. ...

Does Prayer Really Matter?

The subject of the homily in a Church near my own parish was prayer. The homilist declared that pra...

True Worship

The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds. I am already being poured out like a libation. To Him b...

Leading a Prayerful Life

God calls us to celebrate World Mission Sunday within the context of prayer. Here are some challeng...

We Ought to Pray for Each Other

Undoubtedly, these thirteen verses from the Gospel of Luke (16:1-13)must be the most controversial ...

Pray the Psalms

I like to blame my public school upbringing for many of my Catholic deficiencies. Yes, it is a weak...

Make Me A House of Prayer

In a recent talk I was wisely reintroduced to the art of prayer through a simple, beautiful and pro...

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