Giving and Receiving Consolation

Meditation Theme: Compassion and Caregiving

Daily Meditation

Giving and Receiving Consolation

February 09

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Consolation is a beautiful word. It means “to be” (con-) “with the lonely one” (solus). To offer consolation is one of the…read…read more

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Care, the Source of All Cure

February 08

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Care is something other than cure. Cure means “change.” A doctor, a lawyer, a minister, a social worker-they all want to use…read…read more

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Solidarity in Weakness

February 01

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Joy is hidden in compassion. The word compassion literally means “to suffer with.” It seems quite unlikely that suffering with another person…read…read more

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Having Reverence and Respect for the Body

November 27

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In so many ways we use and abuse our bodies. Jesus’ coming to us in the body and his being lifted with…read…read more

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The Saints Who Live Short Lives

November 09

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As we see so many people die at a young age, through wars, starvation, AIDS, street violence, and physical and emotional neglect,…read…read more

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A Ministry of Healing and Reconciliation

November 06

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How does the Church witness to Christ in the world? First and foremost by giving visibility to Jesus’ love for the poor…read…read more

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Focusing on the Poor

October 31

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Like every human organization the Church is constantly in danger of corruption. As soon as power and wealth come to the Church,…read…read more

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The Weakest in the Center

October 30

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The most honored parts of the body are not the head or the hands, which lead and control. The most important parts…read…read more

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