Pray for childlike innocence with this prayer in honor of St. Scholastica

While little is known about the life of St. Scholastica, it is said that she dedicated herself to God at an early age. She maintained a childlike innocence throughout her life and is considered the… Source: Pray for childlike innocence with this prayer in honor of St. ScholasticaShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

What Children Teach Us About Our Relationship with God

Earlier this month the Church celebrated the feast of the Guardian Angels. When was the first time you heard about Angels? I’m wiling to bet it was as a child. Perhaps the Guardian Angel prayer was the first prayer you learned. Or it was a story you told the child in your life when giving […] Source: What Children Teach Us About Our Relationship with GodShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

Seventh Saturday in Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD May 21, 2016 Seventh Saturday of Ordinary Time   From the Word of the Day Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.    (Mark 10: 15)    How should we live this Word   When the disciples want the children to go away because they are a disturbance, Jesus instead, receives them and shows predilection for them.  Children manifest simplicity of heart and attitudes, and do not have evil or hidden agendas but are full of trust toward parents and adults. Jesus performs a paternal and maternal gesture in welcoming and caressing them and He scolds the apostles for their rudeness.  Jesus sees in children their vivacity, spontaneity, and above all, their sincerity and He places them as models to which the Kingdom of Heaven belongs. This welcoming gesture reveals the sensitivity and tenderness of Jesus toward a category of persons who did not enjoy much consideration and were deemed as not human.  Jesus proposes them as models for the disciples, not because He wants them to act with infantile words and attitudes, but because children open with marvel to the...
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