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George Washington, Catholic? (Happy 4th of July!)
on July 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Happy Independence Day! I pray that you all have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of our nation 🙂 I've included an interesting article below about one of our founding fathers, George Washington, speculating if he converted...
NEW St. Joseph Daily Emails
on March 16, 2021 at 2:41 pm
My Dear Friends, I hope you are doing well and that this Lenten season has brought you closer to Our Lord. It's hard to believe that just over a year ago, COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, completely altering our...
Hope in the Bible (Video from Dr. Brant Pitre)
on October 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm
For this week's Dose of Hope, I encourage you to take 5 minutes to hear what the Bible has to say about hope from Dr. Brant Pitre: Video: https://youtu.be/Wv-vnoUVTeI Living in Hope In your daily life- how do you patiently and...
We Can't Live Without Hope (MLK)
on September 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm
"Even in the inevitable moments when all seems hopeless, men know that without hope they cannot really live, and in agonizing desperation they cry for the bread of hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr. Living in Hope Why do you think...
What Would You Save From the Fire? (Video from Switchfoot)
on September 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm
In light of the wildfires raging through California and the West Coast, I thought this reflection from 2016 was particularly appropriate. Please take a moment today to pray for our brothers and sisters out West. "A few months...
Send Me What I Thirst For (St. Thomas Aquinas)
on September 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Jesus, whom I look at shrouded here below, I beseech thee send me what I thirst for so, Some day to gaze on thee face to face in light And be blest for ever with thy glory’s sight. Amen. - St. Thomas Aquinas From the end of the...
Be not Afraid (St. John Paul II)
on August 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Today, I'd like to re-share a very brief reflection from the very beginning of our Dose of Hope series, back when this whole pandemic was just beginning to take shape in our community. Take some time to really sit with these...
Hope in Darkness (Video from Bobby Angel)
on August 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm
For this week's Dose of Hope, I encourage you to take 5 minutes to reflect with speaker Bobby Angel: Video: https://youtu.be/W1l0Tjb6wIE Living in Hope You are part of a bigger story, and your life is worth living! Today, how...
Ultimate Hope (Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ)
on August 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm
"We need to go deeper, to learn to live in ultimate hope . This is an active faith that God makes all things work to the good. It's trusting that even deep suffering can draw us into god's love. Ultimate hope is accepting what...
Look at them with Hope (Pope Francis)
on August 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm
“ Jesus opens his arms to sinners. How many people even today persist in an ill-chosen life because they have found no one willing to look at them in a different way, with the eyes, or better, with the heart of God, that is, to...
A Plan for Hope (Archbishop Gomez)
on August 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm
“We need to help our brothers and sisters to persevere in hope , even amid the struggles and challenges of our daily lives. We need to bring them to the encounter with the Risen Jesus, who is the cause of our hope. In order to...
Hope Never Disappoints (Pope Francis)
on July 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Today, I'd like to share with you all the very first "hope" reflection that was sent out wayyyy back on March 23, at the beginning of the pandemic (doesn't that seem like a long time ago?!). I pray that it inspires your hope once...
Night of Hope!
on July 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Dear Friends, I have a special opportunity for you all for today's Dose of Hope. I want to invite you to a special virtual Adult Conference with Franciscan University of Steubenville called "Night of Hope" When: Tonight (Sun....
Living in Tension (Pope Francis)
on July 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm
" Hope is this living in tension , always; knowing that we cannot make a nest here: the life of the Christian is 'in ongoing tension'. If a Christian loses this perspective, his life becomes static and things that do not move are...
Prayer, Unity, Hope (Pope Francis)
on July 6, 2020 at 3:45 pm
My apologies for not scheduling this email to go out yesterday! I hope you enjoy a Monday edition of the Dose of Hope 🙂 "The closeness that joined Peter and Paul did not come from natural inclinations, but from the Lord. He did...
Contagion of Hope (Pope Francis)
on June 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Dear Friends, It has been a joy to share these daily messages of hope with you all over the last 3 months. I pray that you have been blessed by them and that they have served to deepen your hope and trust in our Lord...
Way Maker (Video from Leeland)
on June 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Today, for our reflection, I encourage you to take 3 minutes to listen to this song by Leeland, "Way Maker" Video: https://youtu.be/29IxnsqOkmQ Living in Hope As you listen to the song, what line stands out to you? What words...
Hope is demanded of us (Fr. Ronald Knox)
on June 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm
" Hope is something that is demanded of us ; it is not, then, a mere reasoned calculation of our chances. Nor is it merely the bubbling up of a sanguine temperament; if it is demanded of us, it lies not in the temperament but in...
Patience and Humility (Pope Benedict XVI)
on June 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm
"Faith, hope and charity go together. Hope is practiced through the virtue of patience , which continues to do good even in the face of apparent failure, and through the virtue of humility , which accepts God's mystery and trusts...
Hope for the Future (Nelson Mandela)
on June 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm
"Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learned how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future." -Nelson Mandela Living in Hope Compassion...