St Francis Basilica

A Universal Prayer for Peace

Today is the day we celebrate the memory of St. Francis of Assisi, and it is particularly important for Catholics because Pope Francis took the name of this saint, and has emulated the simple and modest lifestyle St. Francis of...
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We are not Islands

A common trick our mind plays on us involves the use of negative thoughts. Hopelessness, loneliness, low self esteem, helplessness… we know this game, for most of us have experienced low points in our lives. I usually refer t...
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Your Church and Mine

      You go to your church, and I’ll go to mine, But let’s walk along together; Our Father has built them side by side, So let’s walk along together. The road is rough and the way is long, But we’ll help...
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An Ancient Prayer at Villa Borghese

AN ANCIENT PRAYER                 Give me good digestion, Lord, and also something to digest;  Give me a healthy body, Lord, and sense to keep it at its best. Give me a healthy mind, goo...
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Why I will not watch the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

A couple of years ago, and after years and years of yo-yo diets, bingeing in front of the TV, and postponing outdoor walks it finally dawned on me: my body is not my own. As one gets older, things that used to be important seem...
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