Blessed the Beggar: Who Are the “Poor in Spirit”?

This is one of those Scripture passages that many people 'know' (meaning, they've heard it before) but countless people fail to understand. My own parochial school teacher taught us that it simply meant God loves poor people 'more.'

Ummm, to put it as charitably and bluntly as possible . . . no, that's not what it means . . .

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Jesus’ Heart has Transformed my Own

No matter what you’re feeling, trust me, the Lord sees your heart. He already knows. But have you asked Him to see His?

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What it Means to be a Little Flower in God’s Garden

But she realized that it was her littleness and child-like faith that made her precious to God, and so it was precious to her, too.

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I Won’t Let You Go

In that moment, I was reminded that God is not going to abandon us in the darkness, but will be our light to guide us through that darkness.

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How the Catholic Church Saved my Refugee Family

The community literally carried my family until they got on their feet. This is real, living, radical mercy.

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Hope for the Sinner

Just as sin can rewire our brain and change the way we tend to react, virtue can rewire us for greatness.

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Fasting Has Taught Me How to Love

Your vocation, your relationships, and your friendships will not work unless you learn how to love through sacrifice.

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“Stop Checking Your Phone During Mass”: A Note to Myself

I love God and I also love football. You might be able to see why Sundays are, in my opinion, the absolute best day of the week.

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The One Devotion That Totally Changed My Prayer as a Woman

The mysterious feeling that kept flooding my heart was femininity.

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Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters to Happen?

I continued to look back and forth between the TV, which was showing all of this destruction, and the window, through which I could see nothing but blue skies. It was an unsettling feeling and left me with a question you’ve probably asked a time or two: Why does God allow this to happen?

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