Tag: Holy Spirit

Monastic life allows drawing our will into God’s

Monastic life allows drawing our will into God’s

| Jessica Weinberger | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than 10 miles north of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, 22 contemplative Catholic nuns of the Cistercian Order live quietly on 112 acres of farmland. A set of renovated buildings and additions off an 1859 stone cottage make up Valley of Our Lady Monastery, where prayer, study and manual labor set the cadence for this cloistered, contemplative order.

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Holy Spirit guides Church efforts to evangelize, pope says at audience

Holy Spirit guides Church efforts to evangelize, pope says at audience

| Carol Glatz | October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Holy Spirit guides the Catholic Church’s mission, pointing the way to evangelize new lands and opening people’s hearts to be transformed by Christ, Pope Francis said.

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With God’s grace, we stay afloat on the sea of life

With God’s grace, we stay afloat on the sea of life

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some say that life is like a roller coaster.

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Without Holy Spirit, preaching becomes proselytizing, pope says

Without Holy Spirit, preaching becomes proselytizing, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A person who claims to preach the Gospel by convincing people of their beliefs in Jesus is not evangelizing, but proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

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Trusting the Holy Spirit to bless listening, learning

Trusting the Holy Spirit to bless listening, learning

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Huddled in St. Joseph Hall at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center for a practice round of a Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event, I found myself entering deeply into the guided prayer and especially our moderator’s first set of questions: What is going well in the archdiocese? Where do we see blessings in our experience of the local Church?

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Teams of prayer, service

Teams of prayer, service

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The two-year preparation for an archdiocesan synod is going to be a large effort, and it is already a team effort. In fact, it is a team of teams. Let me give you a picture of how many people are already involved.

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Acting courageously in the face of fear

Acting courageously in the face of fear

| Kate Soucheray | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate our nation’s independence from the British monarchy — won nearly 250 years ago and marked each Fourth of July ­— we notice flags flying boldly, proclaiming the liberty and freedom by which our self-governance is best known.

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Embrace the ordinary

Embrace the ordinary

| Deacon Gordon Bird | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

More green hues are seen from the pews and a new weekly numbering scheme commences as Ordinary Time picks up on the momentum of Pentecost. Two thousand years ago or so, no time was squandered as the age of the Holy Spirit manifested in the early Church. Baptizing, teaching, preaching and transforming hearts and minds to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ via the evangelization efforts of his disciples was alive and well.

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Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, pope says at audience

Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and communion that extols God’s love, Pope Francis said.

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With hope for local Church renewal, charismatic Mass opens pre-synod process

With hope for local Church renewal, charismatic Mass opens pre-synod process

| June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mass marked the beginning of a process leading up to an archdiocesan synod, a gathering of delegates from around the archdiocese to discern, with the archbishop, pastoral priorities for the archdiocese’s immediate future.

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Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.

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Holy Spirit fans flame of faith, drives out fear

Holy Spirit fans flame of faith, drives out fear

| Father Michael Johnson | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Samwise Gamgee offers these words of wisdom to his friend, Frodo Baggins, as they embark on a journey into an unknown future as captured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.”

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