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"The God Who Became a Baby:" A Christmas Meditation

Missionhurst     Dec 19, 2018 8:22:00 AM

As we enter the last week of Advent, the anticipation of Christmas builds to a crescendo. Jesus is almost here! But how often do we stop and think of the strangeness of the feast of Christ’s Nativity? After all, what we are really celebrating is that the God of the Universe became a tiny baby.

While many things could be said...

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Building a Solid Foundation of Daily Prayer is Easier Than You Think — Follow These 5 Tips

Fr. Randy     Sep 20, 2018 2:43:21 PM

For many of us, prayer can feel haphazard, hurried, and at times even empty. It’s often the first thing we cut out of a busy day. Most Christians, if pressed, would likely admit to wishing they had a stronger prayer life. And because conversion is a lifelong process, no one’s prayer life—not even a saint’s—is perfect.

Today, we...

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Growing Your Relationship with God in a World of Corruption and Sorrow

Fr. Randy     Sep 6, 2018 7:29:00 AM

If you’ve been following the news lately, you know that our Church is currently in a time of crisis. Throughout the world, our brothers and sisters are suffering from religious persecution, famine and poverty, and lack of adequate education. Now, the clergy abuse crisis adds another burden to disturb and sorrow the hearts of...

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Announcing Our Newest Devotional Series: A Novena for the Broken and Incarcerated

Fr. Randy     Aug 22, 2018 2:23:00 PM

According to a recent report done by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, almost 2.2 million American adults are behind bars. This number is hard to fathom.

You may not have thought about it or realized it, but many of our brothers and sisters are living in tough prison conditions out of sight and out of reach of help and ministry....

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3 World Issues to Include in Your Daily Prayer

Fr. Randy     Aug 8, 2018 7:31:00 AM

When it comes to personal prayer, most of us are likely to think of our own needs first, as well as the needs of our closest family and friends. Often it seems almost useless to pray for those suffering in remote parts of the world or the hidden poor in our own communities. What can our prayer possibly do for them?

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About This Blog

Missionhurst Missionaries build Catholic communities in frontier situations: places where the gospel is not preached or lived. This blog is about their work in the four corners of the globe, and their holistic work in four areas of focus: relief and healthcare, socio-economic development, education, and pastoral work.

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