There is a running joke in my family about asking God for help in parking the car. My nana initiated the practice of imploring God when encountering difficulty in finding an open parking space: “Jesus, please help me find a parking spot.” Well, my dad repeats this prayer, adding his own twist at the end. As he drives around a busy lot looking for a space, he, following the wit and wisdom of his mother, prays, “Dear Jesus, please help me find a parking spot.” When a space almost miraculously appears in the near vicinity, he looks up, signaling his conversation with God, and jokes, “Never mind, Jesus. I found one.”
Month: November 2020
A lot of people wonder what the secret sauce for a happy life is, and why God doesn’t just tell us. Turns out he did, but what he said is simple, and we’re busy looking for a mystic light to shine from behind a cloud—illuminating a hidden path. We’re looking for a guru to teach us secret spiritual methods that the “average” person couldn’t possibly understand.
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On Saturday, February 13, join Scott Hahn for a free event at Ave Maria Parish at Ave Maria University. (The Church site is sold out, registration is now is for the streaming site – Prince Hall at Ave Maria University) Our hope as Catholics is rooted in our faith in Christ’s Resurrection. In the Eucharist, …
On Saturday, February 13, join Scott Hahn for a free event at Ave Maria Parish at Ave Maria University.
Our hope as Catholics is rooted in our faith in Christ’s Resurrection. In the Eucharist, we participate in a real way in the Resurrection on earth, before we participate at our death.
Restore your hope and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament at this free evening event!
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A free virtual event from the St. Paul Center Prepare the Way! December 5, 9:00 AM ET Donate Now Resources Advent Carols (PDF) Support the St. Paul Center Featured Books Featured Speakers Scott Hahn Kimberly Hahn John Bergsma Kendra Tierney Chris Stefanick Ken Howell Fr. Boniface Hicks Fr. Daniel Klimek
Everything that is true of so-called secular societies is true of so-called secular individuals. To refuse to submit oneself to the living God—to refuse to acknowledge, adore, and serve Him as justice demands—is not a neutral choice. It does not preserve one’s objectivity or intellectual freedom; it does not liberate the soul.