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Are you looking for ways to apply your Faith to your daily life and become a saint? We publish practical Catholic reflections on ordinary life every Monday and Friday.

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The Marks of the Church: “One”

The Marks of the Church: “One”

“One?” an objector might exclaim. “Are you kidding me? Look at you Catholics! You’ve got traditionalists, charismatics, and all these different religious orders, rites, and liturgies. Some Catholics support abortion while others oppose it. You have one Pope saying this and another saying that. And yet you all call yourselves Catholic. How can you all be “One”?

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Cultivating a deep, personal relationship with God that grounds your whole life.

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Delving into the saints, sacraments, and various teachings, devotions, and traditions that make up the fabric of life in the Catholic Church.

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Drawing close to others through Christ and helping them on the road to Heaven.

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Bringing our Faith into the secular world and letting it shape and inform us regarding college life, entertainment, mental health, and other areas of struggle.

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Short reflections reminiscent of those “Ah ha!” moments we all have when something clicks with us.

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From the Blog

Celebrating Advent at St. Joseph’s Shelf

Celebrating Advent at St. Joseph’s Shelf

November’s at an end, and it seems we barely scratched the surface with the topic of “Suffering with Christ”. Don’t worry, we’ve got it noted down as something to cover more of in the future.

To decorate for the season of Advent, starting December 1st, we’ll have an Advent wreath….

Celebrating Advent at St. Joseph’s Shelf

November’s at an end, and it seems we barely scratched the surface with the topic of “Suffering with Christ”. Don’t worry, we’ve got it noted down as something to cover more of in the future.

To decorate for the season of Advent, starting December 1st, we’ll have an Advent wreath….

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