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Why Spend Regular Time In Adoration

By Eucharist

In our last blogpost, I was lamenting the fact that people are continuing to stay away from reception of the Holy Eucharist. After all, the Holy Eucharist is: The Bread of Life Food For Our Journey The Source and Summit of our Faith Christ Himself! If you believe that the Eucharist is all of the above, wild horses will not  keep you away forever. The solution? Spend time in adoration…

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The True Presence

Viva Cristo Rey!

By True Presence

Mass at Holy Trinity today was a beautiful celebration of Corpus Christi. The music did the feast justice. We had a procession with the Blessed Sacrament, and Fr. Mark gave a wonderful sermon on the power and reality of the true Presence. And best of all, Jesus showed up, and entered my body, like He does at every Mass. It was all exhilerating. After Mass a group of us went…

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Christ Our Life Iowa

He Leadeth Me

By Christ Our Life, Evangelization

I recently finished the most powerful and impactful book titled He Leadeth Me, by Fr. Walter J. Ciszek S.J.  It is the story of his spiritual journey and the faith which gave him the courage to survive the ordeal that wrenched his body and spirit to near collapse. Not long after becoming a priest, he volunteered to go to Russia with another young priest to evangelize the gospel. WWII broke…

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Mary's Meals

Race to Feed Kids

By Mary's Meals

We’re so excited our Des Moines Mary’s Meals: Race to Feed Kids (5K/10K) is back for 2021!! The Des Moines Mary’s Meals: Race to Feed Kids isn’t your average run/walk. It’s a passion to end hunger for our world’s youth – every single race registration will feed 1 child at our school in Malawi, Africa for an ENTIRE school year! For many of our youth, this may be their only…

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Psalm 130

“With the Lord there is mercy.”

By Christ Our Life, Daily Reading Reflection, Trust

By Tom Quiner Psalm 130 “Out of the depths, I cry to you, O Lord.” The psalmist might allude to drowning in the depths of dark, cold water. Or he might allude to life’s addictions and sins that separate us from God.  Whatever the depth of our suffering, our soul is hardwired by God Himself to cry out to Him, our Creator and Savior, in times of distress. When our…

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Top 10 Religious Movies for Lent

By Lent

By TOM QUINER Reprinted with permission by Iowans For LIFE Lent has started. What a perfect time to enjoy a good religious movie, especially with so many still homebound due to coronavirus concerns. At some time or other in your life, probably during your Lenten fast, you have asked yourself the question, “what is the meaning of life?” And the answer is, that life has meaning. That meaning comes from…

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MARY'S MEALS

My Widows Mite

By Alms, Mary's Meals

By Janet Bradford It was Lent 2014 the night before Ash Wednesday and I didn’t have my Lenten sacrifice figured out. Jeff and I had been having pretty significant financial struggles over the years. I hadn’t however been trusting that God would provide for us through the trial. I grew fearful of our future and became tight fisted with what little money we had. As Ash Wednesday morning came around,…

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Christ Our Life Iowa

All Beauty is Divine

By Christ Our Life, Evangelization

Excerpted from the book “Strangers in a Strange Land” by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput “The most powerful kind of witness doesn’t come from a classroom or pulpit. It doesn’t need an academic degree or special techniques. Instead, it grows naturally out of the lives of ordinary people – parents and spouses and friends; people confident in the love that God bears for them and eager to share it with others:…

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Christ Our Life Iowa

Preaching Like It’s Your Job

By Christ Our Life, Evangelization

by Mary Beth Beacom Some years ago, deep in the midst of raising several children of several ages, I found myself wandering through the neighborhood drug store, quite aimlessly.  It was so rare to be anywhere alone, that I was using the opportunity to be anonymous, think through my current worries, and shop. I came to buy shampoo, but must have looked like I couldn’t remember what that was, or…

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