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John Chrysostom on the Family, Education, and the Transformation of Society

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! What is the family? What is its purpose? Society would have us believe that the family is primarily for economics, but Christianity has a much different view of the family. The family, within a Christian wor...
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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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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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True Freedom and the Beautiful Life

Independence Day-July 4th Today our country once again celebrates the day of our independence. Today is a day which we rightly commemorate because of the victory won for human dignity, as freedom was gained for a people to live life according...
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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 Chaplet of Divine Mercy

During the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, Pope St. John Paul II proclaimed that the Second Sunday of Easter would from then on be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. He made this proclamation on the occasion of canonizing the woman known as the ...
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The FRESHLife of the Venerable Augustine Tolton-Part II

“Father Augustine Tolton, United States of America, diocese of Alton, Illinois” (From Slave to Priest: The Inspirational Story of Father Augustine Tolton, Caroline Hemesath, O.S.F., 159). These words from the Cardinal sent chills down Father ...
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Entering Deeper into Lent with Just A Little Talk

We all have something in life we struggle with. Things that we find difficult to deal with, and don’t really know where to begin addressing them. This could be something personal or relational. Maybe it is a vice we just can’t seem to shake off,...
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