Daily Devotions from Living Faith
FEBRUARY 26, 2021 (LENTEN WEEKDAY)

Waiting Together

My soul waits for the Lord more than sentinels wait for the dawn. Psalm 130:6

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 Pope Francis MESSAGE FOR LENT 2021

"Love, following in the footsteps of Christ, in concern and compassion for all, is the highest expression of our faith and hope… Love rejoices in seeing others grow. Hence it suffers when others are anguished, lonely, sick, homeless, despised or in need. Love is a leap of the heart; it brings us out of ourselves and creates bonds of sharing and communion."

 
 
LPI - Connect! Sunday Reflection

Jesus,

may the contemplation of your
Transfiguration to the Apostles
transform my faith.
Seeing you in your glory,
may I be infused
with the grace necessary
to share it with others.

                                               

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Best-selling author and spiritual writer Fr. David Knight fervently reminds us that to live a Christian life means actively embracing the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
While Lent can be a somber time, it is also a celebration of what Jesus has done for us. Father Thomas Connery encourages us to observe Lent With Grace and Gladness. 
 
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Find comfort in these inspirational devotions written in the form of messages from Jesus as he speaks to a beloved and treasured friend.
As the season of Lent begins, commit to Practicing Love within yourself, your family, your community.
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On Thursday, February 11, we celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes. Strengthen your own devotion to Mary through thoughtful reflection from Pope Francis in Devoted to Mary.
This surprising and enlightening volume from the Threshold Bible Study series offers 30 lessons to help individuals and groups “open the door” to the heart of Scripture.
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Our Lord Jesus cures the sick in this Sunday's gospel reading. Learn the history and basics of the Sacrament, Anointing of the Sick this week with God's Healing Embrace
SONG OF THE WEEK

Here is the video for John Burland's new song “I Forgive”.
It will be used to launch the “I Forgive Day” in Sydney on February 1, 2021 at Parliament House.

A great resource for Lent!

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Get answers to the most common questions about Catholic customs and traditions in this insightful book. A "must-have" for every Catholic home. 

Wanting to pray better is the first step in praying better. In How to Pray, Fr. Thomas Connery couples wit, wisdom and practical storytelling with tips on how to improve one’s prayer life.
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In her imaginative and engaging style, Marci Alborghetti introduces us to a spiraling Pilate, a penitent Dismas, a brooding Roman soldier, and an agonized mother who bears suffering with uncanny strength.

In Peace Begins With Us, author Connie Clark offers  ideas, prayers and activities to help us start bringing peace back into our homes.
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Each of these 30 exercises provides preparation for prayer, a brief reflection, guidelines for entering the Scripture passage, and a beautiful closing prayer.

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How do you explain the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit to teens?
Through the extraordinary stories of beloved saints in this wonderful book!

Jesus is truly the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He is also our loving Good Shepherd. May the devotions in The Lord is My Shepherd guide you closer to the Lamb of God this week.
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Is it possible to carry on good conversations with people with whom we disagree?
Lorene Duquin's latest booklet can help!

SONG OF THE WEEK

A prayer for the new year presented by Catholic Online.

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Drawing upon some of the most vital moments in the New Testament, Leo Gafney calls us into a life-changing conversation with Jesus in the gospels.

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This powerful encyclical is Pope Francis’ “cry from the heart” to all people of the earth

to see beyond their differences and begin to grow together to build a new and peaceful world.

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Chocked full of stories and questions to reflect upon,

this book is a must-have for any caregiver who seeks nourishment in their call.

 
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Learn to "Cultivate Joy" in this excerpt from the new book
by beloved author Fr. Joe Sica.

SONG OF THE WEEK

People from 5 continents, professional or amateur musicians and singers, join together to sing and play Amazing Grace to give hope to those who despair, console those who mourn, and encourage those who are on the frontline!
#humansvscovid #virtualchoir

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In a world beset by the ugliness of war, greed, and injustice,

we all need to seek, find, and let our hearts rest in the experience of beauty.

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 Click on picture to read the compelling story of the man behind the beloved hymn. 

Each of us are called to be Witnesses to God’s love and “Arise and Go Out” and share the Good news with others. 

Official video for "Arise and Go Out" from John Burland's album "ARISE".

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This poignant and often humorous collection of prayers will keep Jesus "at your side" to help with the ups and downs of daily life!
Whether your loss is recent or not, reflect on these thoughtful Prayers for Time of Loss as you remember and pray for all those who have gone before us this month.
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Gerald Straub's dramatic story is a modern-day pilgrimage into the prayerful heart of St. Francis of Assisi.
In her booklet Modern Day Saints, author Amy Welborn writes that the saints help us understand the gospel and, most importantly, how to live it, even in the modern age.
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Fr. Tracy O'Sullivan explores how we petition God and what hinders our authentic prayer in this engaging booklet filled with stories and insights. 
Love God. Love my neighbor. These are the greatest commandments. In The Joy of Mercy, Fr. Joe Kempf provides a warm invitation to live out our love for God and neighbor each and every day.

 

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Sr. Melannie Svoboda is  just one of the many authors in this beautiful book where popular writers share their thoughts and reflections on a favorite Scripture quote.

 

Though our workplaces may look different this year, it is good to remember that we are able to keep (and share) our faith while engaged in our vocation. The brief reflections in Keeping the Faith in the Workplace provide inspiration to your work day.
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In a crisp, reader-friendly style, Sister Janet sets forth countless insights on aging drawn from Scripture, her own experience, and her rich interaction with others.
On October 7 we celebrate Our Lady of the Rosary. Learn and reflect on the healing power of The Rosary with these insightful thoughts from Fr. Thomas J. Connery.
SONG OF THE WEEK

Amazing Grace, sung by Fr. Rob Galea feat. Maria Legayada.

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Meyer's insightful and down-to-earth stories are sure to bring joy, tears, laugher, and challenge!
Praying the Peace Prayer of St. Francis can be a valuable exercise, in October, in Lent, any time anxiety and unrest is present. These reflections help in that prayerful practice.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Liturgist and award-winning author Glenn Byer reflects on ways to deepen our experience of Eucharist whether we are present in Church or at home, in this webinar from the Living with Christ Webinar Series

For a limited time, save 20% off Glenn Byer's books and ALL Living with Christ resources on bayardfaithresources.com with promo code GLENNBYER.

Being a good worker in God's kingdom includes stewardship of time, talent and treasure. This book of prayers focuses on that good stewardship.
 
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Reassuring and full of wise and practical suggestions, this lovely book makes a perfect gift for newly married couples. 
SONG OF THE WEEK

Gratia Plena, sung by Andrea Bocelli (From The Soundtrack Of “Fatima”).
Learn more about the film, here.

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