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Marie Paul Curley
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Can't help myself sharing the joy of being loved by Christ
Can't help myself sharing the joy of being loved by Christ

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My mother introduced me to the apparitions of Our Lady at Fátima from the time I was a child. I was so fascinated by the story of Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia (ages 7, 9 & 10 at the time of the apparitions), that I actually prayed in the backyard several…

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Today, on my 34th anniversary of entrance (August 5th is the feast of St. Mary Major, also known as Our Lady of the Snows!), I'd like to invite you to a special retreat for writers, artists, media enthusiasts & professionals. Visit www.pauline.org/retreat for more info, or message me if you're interested!
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The Conversion of Saint Paul is always a special feast day for me, but this year it has special poignancy because Pope Francis’ Message for World Communications Day this year seems to me to be a personal and community invitation to “convert” our…

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Vocational discernment is like any other discernment, but it has a particular importance and urgency. In the next couple of posts, I want to highlight special considerations that might prove helpful to take into account for those discerning their…

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World Communications Day has been celebrated throughout the Catholic world since 1967 on the Sunday before Pentecost which this year is May 8, 2016. Every year the Pope commemorates the feast of St. Francis de Sales (January 24), patron saint of…

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Often when we begin discerning our vocation, we already have an inkling about which vocation we are drawn to or God might be calling us to. But one reader recently raised this question: What if we are pretty sure we already know how God is calling us—do…

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Many of us discern our vocation informally through the years. When we enter more intentionally or deeply into vocational discernment, we need a few things already in place in our lives. If we aren’t currently trying to live these already, we will find…

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The most important part in our vocational discernment is also the most important part in living our vocation: the loving desire to do God’s will. If our fundamental stance in our discernment is to do God’s will out of love, then God will bless us and lead…

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Whether we follow our vocation or not can have eternal consequences, both for ourselves and for others. And it definitely has profound consequences on our lives and happiness here and now. In other words, discerning our vocation is a big deal, and it’s…

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For the next few posts, we’ll be focusing on one of the most important discernments that we can ever make: our vocational discernment. In his apostolic exhortation, The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World, St. John Paul II wrote, “Love is…
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