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  • 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...

  • Renewed Strength (Isaiah 40:30-31)
    on June 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    “Even youths grow tired and weary,     and young men stumble and fall; but t hose who hope in the Lord     will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;     they will run and not grow weary,     they...

  • Jesus Consoles through Hope (Pope Francis)
    on June 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    " Jesus consoles through hope. Yes, it's a bad time. But 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Have faith also in me' (John 14: 1). I going to tell you something Jesus says, 'There are many rooms in my Father's house. I'm going to...

  • Hope is the Anthem (Video from Switchfoot)
    on June 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Today, for our reflection, I encourage you to take 5 minutes to listen to this song by Switchfoot  "Hope Is the Anthem" Video: https://youtu.be/jScl5nQtITg Living in Hope As you listen to the song, what line stands out to you?...

  • Christ in you, the hope of glory (St. Paul)
    on June 19, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    “Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. I have become its servant by the commission God...

  • Preserved from selfishness (Catechism #1818)
    on June 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    “The virtue of hope responds to the aspiration to happiness which God has placed in the heart of every man ; it takes up the hopes that inspire men's activities and purifies them so as to order them to the Kingdom of heaven ...

  • Being Cheerful (G.K. Chesterton)
    on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.”      -G.K. Chesterton Living in Hope What are the desperate circumstances in your life right now? Really sit down and name all of those...

  • Where there is Despair, Hope (St. Francis)
    on June 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace : where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope ; where there is darkness, light; where there is...

  • Our Reservation for the Heavenly Banquet (Pope Francis- Corpus Christi)
    on June 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    " Jesus prepares a place for us here below, because the Eucharist is the beating heart of the Church . It gives her birth and rebirth; it gathers her together and gives her strength. But the Eucharist also prepares for us a place...

  • Haven't Seen It Yet (Video from Danny Gokey)
    on June 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Today, for our reflection, I encourage you to take 5 minutes to watch this music video from Danny Gokey : "Haven't Seen It Yet" Video: https://youtu.be/X1eMZiOJ0a0 Living in Hope As you listen to the song, what line stands out to...

  • Aware of What He Can Be (Victor Frankl)
    on June 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    " Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.  By his love he is enabled to see the...