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Navigating Tough Times

Souls that thrive in times like these are deeply rooted in prayer. They spend part of every day in personal prayer and adoration. Perhaps they have access to an open church; perhaps they pray from home. But pray they do.

Pray for Our Country: Novena to St. Anthony

On one occasion, a visitor saw Anthony enraptured and holding the infant Jesus in his arms. The two seemed to be surrounded by a heavenly mist. The report of this vision inspired many depictions of the saint after his death. He is often shown in art holding the infant Jesus in his arm because of this famous apparition with the Christ child.

Why is Fasting Important?

Fasting from a Biblical Perspective Fasting is important because of spiritual warfare (Mat. 17:21). When we fast, we are not forcing God to do something, but are resisting supernatural strongholds and powers. Someone might say, “Why is this necessary when …

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