Category Archives: Spirituality

Beware! From the Experience of an Exorcist

I read with interest over at Catholic News Agency an interview with a Spanish exorcist during which he spoke of the Satan’s favorite sin (pride) and the danger of  “New Age” practices, such as Reiki and Yoga. I have often said … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily at the Advent Clergy Day 2015

Here is the homily I was asked to give at the Advent Clergy Day for the Diocese of Winona. God bless each of you! Advent Day of Reflection for Clergy of Winona Diocese December 17, 2015 Owatonna, Minnesota Scripture: Isaiah … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Loneliness, Complexity, and Relationship in Christian Life

It has been a number of weeks since my last posting, and for good reason. My responsibilities for the diaconal community in our diocese has increased including coordinating the annual retreat last week. It was a wonderful experience for us … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“Blessed is the brother that would love his brother in illness, when the brother cannot be of use to him, as much as he loves him in health, when he can be of use to him.” — St. Francis of … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“He alone is true God, without beginning and without end. He is unchangeable, invisible, indescribable and ineffable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, blessed and worthy of all praise.” — St. Francis of Assisi

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Quote for the Day

“How little we appreciate our privilege of being given opportunity after opportunity of suffering in diverse ways and of offering all in union with and for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!” — Ven. Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.

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Quote for the Day

“True peacemakers are those who preserve peace of mind and body for love of our Lord Jesus Christ, despite what they suffer in this world.” — St. Francis of Assisi

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Quote for the Day

“Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” — St. John XXIII

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“I have followed my road. May Christ teach you yours.” — St. Francis of Assisi

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Quote for the Day

“How marvelous is divine wisdom, for it brought salvation through the cinders of humanity.” — St. Bonaventure, OFM

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Quote for the Day

“Put aside your garments, that is worldly riches, so that you may not fall victim to the adversary and that you may enter the kingdom of heaven by the rough road and narrow gate.” — St. Clare of Assisi  

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Quote for the Day

“Jesus Christ is my kingdom. If I possess him alone, I shall have all things; if I have not him, I lose all.” — St. Louis of Anjou, OFM

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Quote for the Day

“Where there is mercy and discernment, there is neither excess nor hardness of heart.” — St. Francis of Assisi

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To All Deacons

Brothers in Christ,   A colleague of mine from Rome, Bishop Anthony Taylor of the diocese of Little Rock, wrote the following:   But [Jesus’] best friend, John, did stay with him all the way to the end. And notice, John … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“What is religion? Ah! The science of Heaven come down to Earth: the science of our happy dependence on God and one another, the science whereby Almight God makes men like to Himself.” — Venerable Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.

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