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Augustine: The Psalms as the Dramatic Portrayal of Eucharistic Living

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! For Augustine, the psalms provide Christians with a mirror for our lives in two ways: First, they reflect the drama of the human experience this side of eternity. Second, they reflect how we are called to respo...
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St. Alphonsus Liguori: Living in Friendship with God-Pt. 2

In Part One, we saw how, though not without difficulty, St. Alphonsus left the potential power, wealth, and prestige that were before him, together with many “friendships” of utility behind, to pursue authentic and lasting friendship with God. W...
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St. Alphonsus Liguori: Living in Friendship with God-Pt. 1

Last year, hoping to fill in a gap in current research, a group of psychologists from Columbia University and Michigan State University, sought to investigate the “cultural moderators of the link between friendship and important outcomes” (Peiqi...
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St. Ignatius of Loyola & Eucharistic Freedom

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O Lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy ...
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Fruit of the Earth and Work of Human Hands

“Blessed are you, Lord God of all Creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the bread of life” (St. Paul Daily Missal, 842). It’s not uncommo...
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Feed Them Yourselves

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, 2022 "Give them some food yourselves" (Luke 9:13). Can you imagine the looks on the Apostles' faces when Our Lord said these words to them? Here they were, twelve men wh...
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The FRESHLife of the Venerable Augustine Tolton-Part I

“They must be free” he said pointing to their three little children asleep on the pallet. “They must learn to read and write; they must go to school and to church; they must have freedom, a better life than we have” (Caroline Hemesath, O.S.F., F...
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Benedictine Feast of All Saints

Indeed, He sent the Holy Spirit upon all men that He might move them inwardly to love God with their whole heart and their whole soul, with all their mind and all their strength and that they might love each other as Christ loves them (Lumen Gen...
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St. Paul of the Cross: The Virtuous Life as Imitation of Christ

Happy Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross! Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists religious order. Like all of the saints, Paul of the Cross demonstrates a deep devotion to the Eucharist. A...
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Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, & Companions

Blessed Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, & Companions, Martyrs! Today's memorial celebrates some of those who gave their lives for Christ on our continent. In his letters, St. Isaac Jogues demonstrates a fierce and undaun...
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