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Faith Reflections from the Shrine

Peace of Mind, Heart, and Spirit

November 2017 - God is a perpetual presence with us and within us. We receive a constant stream of His love and strength. . .

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Following Daunting Paths

October 2017 - As we take the time to be grateful for Christ’s presence within us daily, we find the strength to continue our path. . .

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Hope Above All

September 2017 - The hope we place in God and in St. Jude’s intercession is ideally always confident in the knowledge and expectation that God stands with us. . .

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Generosity of Spirit

September 2017 - The generosity of spirit in this awareness comes from remembering that God is the creator of all. . .

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Everyday Mentoring

September 2017 - Jesus inspired His Apostles and other disciples to follow His example as they learned from His teachings, and later as they began to build His Church. . .

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Sources of Hope

August 2017 - Jesus calls His people to be a light to the world. He gave us repeated examples of how we can be a source of hope and encouragement for many others. . .

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Infinite Possibilities Are Born of Faith

June 2017 - The Apostles, including St. Jude, were directed to go forward and carry Jesus’ message of faith and hope to everyone they met. . .

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Miracles - Nothing is impossible for God

May 2017 - Jesus’ sweeping miracles were epic in their scale—calming stormy seas with a simple verbal command, walking on water to reach His fearful disciples, and feeding thousands. . .

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A Patient Faith

May 2017 - Through his patient and constant faith, St. Jude learned the true strength that came from working to follow Jesus’ teachings. . .

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Keeping An Open Heart

March 2017 - It is always enlightening and reassuring to go back and read God’s promises and Jesus’ teachings. . .

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Our Lenten Opportunity

March 2017 - Lent is also the perfect time to invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts to help us see and accept our opportunities for growth. . .

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Lent . . . Sacrifice or Renewal?

March 2017 - Lent provides us with a reminder and plenty of weeks to put a unique focus on strengthening our faith in preparation for Easter. . .

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Renewing our Promises

February 2017 - This reflection reminds us of the beginnings of our faith, and how we continue to develop as Catholic adults, working to strengthen our faith. . .

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Love God with all your Heart

January 2017 - Our faith calls us to reflect on and renew our commitments to God. This process of continuous conversion affirms the strength of our faith. . .

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The Many Side Effects of Gratitude

November 2016 - Being grateful for both large and small things in our lives that are significant has many side effects—and none of them are negative. . .

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Hope Through Forgiveness

September 2016 - The path of faith we walk can be very difficult, and we all make mistakes navigating our path with its unique twists and bumps. . .

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Forgive Us Our Trespasses

September 2016 - “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This is one of the most challenging directives for us. . .

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Listening for God

September 2016 - Every day, God gives us opportunities to connect with Him and fill our lives with His grace. He calls to us, and is always ready to guide us as we work to live our lives. . .

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I am Always with You.

August 2016 - With our faith, we know that humility in fact reflects an inner strength. And we also know we are never truly alone. . .

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Encouragement & Hope

August 2016 - St. Jude opens to us the very essence of courage, helping us to persevere through hardship by inviting us to draw closer to God. . .

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Courage & Faith

July 2016 - Courage is an integral part of a life of faith, a component we are reminded of through the life of Christ and the apostles. . .

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The Holy Spirit

June 2016 - For Jesus’s Apostles, the Holy Spirit was also instrumental in helping them form the early Church. . .

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The Wisdom & Power of the Holy Spirit

June 2016 - Throughout history, Holy Spirit has guided people on their faith journeys. The Old and the New Testaments give us rich examples. . .

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A Source of Hope for Others

May 2016 - We can become a reflection of God’s love for others by something as simple as being kind and respectful throughout the day. . .

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Trust in God

May 2016 - Trusting God fills us with the peace of confidence in ourselves and in the course we take through life. Who better could there possibly be. . .

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