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Learning Everything That Is, Is Holy with Thomas Merton

We do not detach ourselves from things in order to attach ourselves to God, but rather we become detached from ourselves in order to see and use all things in and for God (New Seeds, 21). In chapter four in New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas ...
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My Eucharistic Offering: Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman

“I bring myself, my black self, all that I am, all that I have, all that I hope to become… as gift to the Church,” Sister Thea Bowman in her Address to the USCCB, June 1989. Her Early Years At Sister Thea’s funeral on April 3, 1990, the qu...
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Living a Eucharistic Life

Here we share a presentation prepared by Tony for the 2021 Men of Christ Conference held in Beaver Dam, WI on 3-20-21. The theme of the conference was "Live Truth-Defend Truth." Tony suggests to us that living the Truth is always the beginning o...
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Learning Asceticism from the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Welcome to another installment of FRESHImage Presents! We’re at the midway point of the Lenten Season, and if we’ve really decided to challenge ourselves this Lent to grow in holiness and virtue, perhaps some of what we’ve decided to “give up” o...
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Perpetua & Felicity: Striving for Eternal Happiness

The desire for happiness is a universal human experience. From of old philosophers have constructed their theories of what it means to live a good life based on this self-evident truth and have sought to articulate for the human family the path ...
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We Dare to Say: The Lord’s Prayer as Penitential Practice

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! Have you ever felt like you were just rattling off the words of the Lord’s Prayer and not really praying them? I know I have! We all have, we all get distracted, it’s so easy to fall into that trap and forget that...
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Polycarp: A Patron Saint for Lent

February 23rd Today the Church commemorates one of the most acclaimed figures of its early life, St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr. The greatness of Polycarp’s reputation is really astounding when one considers how little we know of his life. H...
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The Imitation Game

The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2-14-21 My Dear Friends in Christ, In this Sunday’s second reading from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, we find the Apostle admonishing his readers: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 ...
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