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Ten Minutes That Will Change Your Life

When I was a college student, I met a young Jesuit who challenged me to pray every day for ten minutes. He said that if I did that, it would change my life. I accepted his challenge, but I thought in the back of my mind – “Ten minutes, that’s no big deal, how could those few minutes transform anyone’s life?” But I began praying anyway, making the short walk to the campus chapel each afternoon.  When I prayed, I did not pray the rosary or any other kind of devotion, but simply had a …

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Breaking Open the Scriptures

Every Monday, I gather with 15 to 20 parishioners for Bible study and prayer.  During this time together, we experience the burning in our hearts as did the disciples on the road to Emmaus.  In our midst, we hear the Holy One God saying to us, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.” “Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.” (Luke 24: 44-45 NAB.) We are …

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