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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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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I am Ready for a New Year

I could not think of a better time than now for my first post under a new menu tab I have added to La Vida Valley and  named “Spiritual Me” where everyone is invited to share their spiritual experiences regardless of relig...
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The Bishop and the Rabbi

The Bishop and The Rabbi

It was quite an interesting night last night at the UTPA Student Union. Two prominent spiritual leaders sat down for the third time, and had a friendly conversation. They answered an overwhelming number of questions the audienc...
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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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