Having served the Catholic community in Galveston for more than 35 years, the Franciscan Friars said farewell to Holy Family Parish during a special Mass celebrated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo at the Galveston Island Convention Center, June 25.
When Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska of Poland was thwarted in her attempt to set up a new congregation in honor of the Divine Mercy, she wrote in her diary that Jesus told her, “My daughter, do whatever is within your power to spread devotion to My Divine Mercy. I will make up for what you lack.”
Brian Johnson, a national leader in youth ministry and director of the Archdiocesan Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization (OACE) was remembered by Catholics both in Houston and in his native Baltimore for his larger-than-life personality, his effective engagement with youth, and his impact on youth ministry at the national level.
Many of us today are coming and going, shuttling ourselves and our children from one event to another while focusing our eyes on electronic devices. While technology has made communication, traveling and communicating faster and easier, do we leave enough quiet time for God?
In his epic Chronicles of Narnia saga the author C.S. Lewis paints a vivid picture of the spiritual life. If you have not read all seven books in this series, or have not re-read them as an adult, I encourage you to do so; there is a good chance that it will be a lion’s breath of fresh air to your faith.
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