Thursday, October 6, 2022

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Eucharistic Revival Series: Unmasking the Reality

I learned a very important lesson many, many years ago about the difference between real and pretend.

Eucharistic Revival Series: The Ultimate Gift of Self

I originally shared this story in an article in 2019, but I think it is worth being repeated. A young couple, Patricia and Tom, with a four-year-old named Jim excitedly awaited the birth of another child.

Eucharistic Revival Series: ALL Is Gift

ALL is gift. As I type this short and pithy saying, I am reminded of the woman who originally told me that statement many, many years ago.

The Called: Sister Jeanne Ambre, SS.C.M.

The Called: Sister Jeanne Ambre, SS.C.M. Hometown: Gary, Indiana Education: Holy Angels Cathedral School in Gary, Indiana, and Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana Current Assignment: General Secretary for the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Danville

Eucharistic Revival Series: The Living Presence

When I was in college, and before I became a religious Sister, I had a unique experience with faith. I was assigned to a special school that taught children with multiple disabilities.

Top Ten Ways to Open to the Holy Spirit: Practice Praise and Thanksgiving, and Desire the Inspirations

Once upon a time, a wealthy young couple in Italy during the 13th century was eagerly awaiting the birth of a child. The mother prepared the baby’s room and the father bragged that his child was going to be the best looking, most intelligent child in the kingdom.

Top Ten Ways to Open to the Holy Spirit: Refuse God Nothing, and Practice Obedience

Many years ago, when I was a novice, it was revealed to me that a former novice directress tested her novices about obedience. The novices, at the time, were studying the virtue and vow of obedience.

Bishop Gainer’s Letter on the Eucharistic Revival

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” John 6:54-55

Top Ten Ways to Open to the Holy Spirit: Detachment and Abandonment

The following story was originally shared in my column in December 2020. I revisit it now as I continue my series on fostering the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Bishop Gainer’s Letter on the Catholic Communication Campaign

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This month, our Diocese will take up the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) collection. As I reflect back on the past several years, the past two in particular, the role communications has played in our Diocese and our parishes has certainly evolved.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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