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The Sign of Jonas11 by Thomas Merton

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The Sign of Jonas 10 by Thomas Merton

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The Sign of Jonas9 by Thomas Merton

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The Cross: the antithesis of pleasure

A life of prayer is none other than a life lived in relationship. God in His infinite wisdom invites each of us into this relationship through the acceptance of suffering. Christ Jesus said to us, ‘To be My disciple you … Continue reading

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A helper close at hand in times of distress

““And when Jesus saw their faith He said to the paralytic, “Child your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:5) I at times reflect about how I see my role in the Church which is the family of God and what it … Continue reading

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Trusting In God’s Mercy

I want to write to you about all the craziness that is going on in our world today. There are so many problems with the weather going on around our world. Some don’t believe it’s anything out of the ordinary. … Continue reading

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Carrying Our Cross

What’s the point to all this suffering I endure, that any of us endure, especially on a daily basis? Do you ever ask yourself or ask others this question? I, like you, get frustrated at times, overwhelmed at times, angry … Continue reading

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Reflections On the Spiritual Journey

Reflections on the spiritual journey by: bro.Mark I have not written a personal blog in quite some time. I am sorry for this. I have not felt very good for a very long time because of my disability. I thought … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed

Have you ever felt yourself being overwhelmed because of the weight of your cross? You don’t want to find yourself upset with God, but gee wiz there’s only so much you can take. Sometimes you need a break from the … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Pain

The Purpose of Pain 2/9/2017 by: Bro. Mark I want to share with you a mystery many seek to understand. You may ask how is it that I have come to understand this mystery? I am not someone who is … Continue reading

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