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Surprise! Holy Energy in our midst: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 by Father Steven LaBaire

Surprise! Holy Energy in our midst: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 by Father Steven LaBaire

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: This weekend we join millions of Christians as we celebrate Pentecost, the 50th and final day of the Easter Season. Pentecost celebrates the presence of a divine energy called […]

Fun Facts Friday: from Kayaking to Babs to Jackson Galaxy and beyond!

Fun Facts Friday: from Kayaking to Babs to Jackson Galaxy and beyond!

 Fun Facts Friday is back! Lots of great stuff this week: On the kayaking front … There’s been a drought on west of epic proportionstwhen it finally did rain, check out how this man celebrated! Kayaking in his front yard!   Baby animals galore! 21 Photos of Baby Animals that Literally Fit In the Palm […]

Love begets love: how can something you love to do spread love to others?

Love begets love: how can something you love to do spread love to others?

This past Tuesday I did something I love doing. We are fortunate in Massachusetts to have several chapters of WINGS, an organization dedicated to gathering together women of faith in an effort to support and deepen that faith. I was pleased to be invited to speak this past Tuesday at Christ the King Parish in […]

Announcing my first book to be published this Fall! River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times

Announcing my first book to be published this Fall! River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times

I am pleased to announce that my very first book, River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times will be released this Fall, published by Ave Maria Press! A memoir with life application River of Grace is part spiritual memoir and part life application, offering true and hopeful stories of growth and transformation after hard losses. Father Robert […]

Traveling a life of transitions: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 17:11B-19 by Father Steven LaBaire

Traveling a life of transitions: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 17:11B-19 by Father Steven LaBaire

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: Life is full of transitions. The longer we live, the greater the number of our years, the greater the number of transitions. Some transitions are rather universal like adolescence […]

Dealing with the problems in our country: One person, one step at a time

Dealing with the problems in our country: One person, one step at a time

This is my most recent column in The Catholic Free Press: Our son called the other day to share a lovely story about a former student. Until recently Stephen had been a pre-school teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Although he had neither experience nor background in education, he took the job because he was desperate, having […]

Laying down one’s life: the decision to adopt a special needs child—a conversation with Allison Gingras, host of “A Seeking Heart” on Real Life Radio

Laying down one’s life: the decision to adopt a special needs child—a conversation with Allison Gingras, host of “A Seeking Heart” on Real Life Radio

From my current post on Catholicmom.com: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12-13 In this new commandment Jesus took, “Love your neighbor as yourself” several steps further. Now love involves sacrifice. […]

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