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The Joy of Spiritual Fasting

The Joy of Spiritual Fasting

We don’t often associate fasting with joy in today’s world. But, fasting was often considered by the Church Fathers as a life long rule filled with joy.

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the easter octave

the easter octave

The week right after a long Lent of fasting and abstinence is called The Easter Octave. It is a time of Feasting—not just on Easter Sunday…

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eating to enough

eating to enough

When it comes to eating, I am always thinking about what day it is, who I am praying and fasting for, what food is on my protocol, and what my…

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seeking a new way

seeking a new way

Are you are seeking something new? A new destination or place where you feel better, thinner, and learn how to process emotion without overeating or overdrinking. A new beginning? Especially during this Advent Season?

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seeking relief from the leprosy of weight loss

seeking relief from the leprosy of weight loss

A few Sundays ago, we heard the Gospel all about leprosy. 2 Kings, Chapter 5 What is God trying to teach us with this Bible verse? Is the leprosy in our lives the weight loss that we desire? In this Gospel, we first learn

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believing is key and then doing the work

believing is key and then doing the work

Last week I learned that I didn’t progress to the next round of the OSV Challenge where I would have entered the Catholic Shark Tank of investors for my business. Nine Catholic businesses progressed out of 1300

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