Tag: Joy

Seeking joy beyond happiness

Seeking joy beyond happiness

| January 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a Peanut’s cartoon, Lucy asks Linus why God made people. Linus replies that God made people to make others happy. An obviously unhappy Lucy cries out, “Then somebody’s not doing their job!”

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Never taken for a ride

Never taken for a ride

| Liz Kelly | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I was about 10, my father — bless his generous heart — bought me something I had wanted my entire young life: a Pinto, a particular breed of horse with large patches of white, black and brown. This Pinto was named Windy. We spotted her ad in the paper that spring; she was in foal, trained to ride and drive. This last bit was important because the horse who usually pulled our sleigh had died. Windy was a bargain with a foal to boot. Two horses for the price of one. Dad got on the phone and bought her “sight unseen.”

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Mission trip exhibits joy of the Gospel

Mission trip exhibits joy of the Gospel

| Jason Adkins | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was blessed to accompany members of Our Lady of Lourdes’ (Minneapolis) parish justice and charity commission on a visit to its sister parish in Tijuana, Mexico: a mission run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

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How can I be joyful?

How can I be joyful?

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. This time of the year is difficult for me. I have so much uncertainty and pain in my life, and the holidays often only remind me of my suffering and loneliness. How can a person actually have joy in a world like this?

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A frozen world, a fiery hope

A frozen world, a fiery hope

| Liz Kelly | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

My beloved summer lake has now become a beloved winter lake, frozen into silence and stillness. The ice is thick enough to safely traverse, and my shining water world has become a sanctuary to me, a holy place to walk and pray and listen for God’s voice.

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Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

| Melenie Soucheray | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Presentation part of St. Peter’s 130th anniversary — “Duc in Altum” — in North St. Paul

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From readers – September 14, 2017

From readers – September 14, 2017

| September 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Seeking joy
Christianity more than ethics
Better fact checking

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A reason for our hope

A reason for our hope

| Deacon Timothy Smith | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

People who know and love Jesus Christ exude a great joy. Every day, Catholics who make a witness of their faith to the people around them heal others through their work. The Acts of the Apostles demonstrate the power that comes from awakened believers who give witness through their words and deeds.

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Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

| March 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

People should stop blaming and complaining so they can be filled with God’s joy and rise up to life’s challenges, Pope Francis said.

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Be joyful that God is always in control

Be joyful that God is always in control

| Deacon Jeremy Bock | December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we prepare to celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, we are reminded of our joy in waiting for the coming of Christ. We have cause for rejoicing in the Lord and his never-failing fidelity to his people that he will come again to gather us to himself for all eternity.

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Year of Mercy Holy Doors open Dec. 13 at Cathedral, Basilica

Year of Mercy Holy Doors open Dec. 13 at Cathedral, Basilica

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first Year of Mercy pilgrims from around the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis processed through the Holy Doors of the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary Dec. 13 after the doors were ceremoniously opened at the co-cathedrals.

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Families urged to emphasize positives, be missionary disciples

Families urged to emphasize positives, be missionary disciples

| Laura Ieraci | September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two well-known Christian preachers agreed: Joy in family life is among the most powerful tools to take Jesus to others.

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