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How Many Loaves and Fishes are Enough?

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In today’s Gospel, we hear about the loaves and the fishes; the miracle that Jesus performs to feed 4,000 people who sat with Jesus for several days. They are hungry. With compassion, Jesus asks his disciples, “How many loaves do you have?” “Seven,” they replied, “and a few fish” (Matt 15:34). Seven loaves of bread and a few fish seem a paltry sum for feeding so many people. Yet, how many loaves are enough for Jesus? I say He could accomplish the same fete with just one loaf of bread, for He is God.  Jesus can do anything! Yet, the seven loaves and the few fish feed 4,000 men and an uncounted number of women and children, with seven baskets full of bread left over. God is good and generous! We All Need Some ‘Loaves and Fishes’ Moments This miracle is noted within the Bible to demonstrate to us that with God, all things are possible. Even the most unfathomable thing is possible for God, the source of all goodness. God knows what we need and will ... Read more...
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Pope Francis carries a prayer intention close to his heart: African Christians. In the month of April, he asks all Christians around the world to unite in prayer for followers of Christ on the world's second-largest continent. Here are the words to his April evangelization prayer: That Christians in Africa may give witness to love and faith in Jesus Christ amid political-religious conflicts Earlier this year, the Christian charity Open Doors produced a report called Freedom of Religion and the Persecution of Christians. Though the report confirms North Korea as the most difficult place in the world to be a Christian (for 14 years running), many African countries are downright lethal. The report's six most dangerous countries for Christians are in Africa: Nigeria, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Cameroon. Nigeria, at the top of the list, has more than 80 million Christians--the highest Christian population in Africa, according to the Pew…

For Friends in Crisis

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Today I take one last stroll through "Prayerful Thoughts of St. Ignatius of Loyola," this time searching for wisdom in the face of my friends' deep suffering.

Please join me in prayer at Praying with Grace.

Here's Why Prayer Matters

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Prayer works.

But how? When? To what extent? 

These are the questions parents and teachers ask me at every talk I give for the Apostleship of Prayer.

And so I tell a story.








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The Only Crabby Lady in Philadelphia

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I found her! The only crabby lady in Philadelphia! And Jesus loves her like crazy.

Read all about it at Praying with Grace.