How to Survive Christmas Crunch Time

It’s crunch time! Christmas is only one week away and if you’re tempted to panic over a to-do list long enough to stretch across state lines, take some hints from the spiritual masters about how to handle Christmas “crunch time” without losing sight of the reason for the season.

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Firm Purpose of Amendment

June 12

June 12

Many who confess their venial sins out of custom and concern for order but without thought of amendment remain burdened with them for their whole life and thus lose many spiritual benefits and advantages.

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Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 24


Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 24

Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

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St. Francis de sales


January 24

Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor (1567 – 1622)

 “Our business is to love what God would have done. He wills our vocation as it is.  Let us love that and not trifle away our time hankering after other people’s vocations.”

                                                                       –St. Francis de Sales

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“Your Cross”

Friends, we had a beautiful discussion on today’s Women of Grace radio program about embracing our crosses.  One of our caller’s shared this prayer by St. Francis De Sales, which I promised to post for you.  There is much in it to pray over and I am certain it will deepen our understanding of the mystery of the cross. Read the rest…