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Entries for February 2018

Second Week of Lent Reflection
Second Week of Lent 2018 Chaplain Tim's Reflection Today's Reflection rings in my heart a special way. Just ten years ago, I journeyed to the Holy Land. One of my most favorite memories was the ride up to Mount Tabor. At the top of this very large mound of earth is the Franciscan Monastery. The view is breathtaking - se...

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Mary's Tender Concern
The Guild of St Benedict Joseph Labre's History of Devotion to Mary- Under the title Merciful Mother of the Mentally Ill (MMOMI) Prayer the Chaplet with us during Lent. A few years after founding the Guild in 1996, my mother and I felt a call to bring a new title of Mary specifically under Our Lady Guadalupe and wit...

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February 18th- First Sunday of Lent Reflection
Latest Reflection from Timothy Duff I took my family to the Benedictine Monastery near us today and heard a great homily. It really brought home how to apply my personal Lenten practice with Jesus leading us by example to fast and pray, the Gospel story tells how Our Lord is led into the desert for 40 days. At today Mas...

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Some Good Practices for Lent
Hello, My Friends, I don't know about you, but I seem to always to be looking for that "best practice" for my Lent. I always seem to ask myself: How can I do this Better?  I always have good intentions around my Lenten practices but sometimes fall short of them. I think I have to make it simple for ...

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Preparing for Lent
Over the years, I have had many requests for psychologists and psychiatrists who understand the Catholic perspective. The clinicians from Pastoral Solutions get it right! They have some of the best Catholic resources out there today for anyone looking for such help. Lent is always a good time to take a personal inventory...

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Our Mom- Guadalupe
Dr. Gregory Bottaoro, Psy. D. Our Lady of Guadalupe is such a fascinating apparition of the Blessed Mother. First of all, she poses a real problem to non-believers as she left behind scientifically scrutinized, undeniable proof of a miracle. There is no honest way for “I’ll believe it when I see it” atheists to exist ...

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New Guild Member Announces Prayer Group
The Guild of St. Benedict Joseph Labre actively promotes family support of mental illness. Recently, Timothy was contacted by Irma Silva-Barbeau, Ph.D., OCDS  who shared her personal experience of supporting the families of those with mental illness. He asked her to write an article.  Together with Irma, our Apostolat...

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