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Novena Day 2: Forgiveness & Right Action

Two great modern teachers speak to us today and help us understand that the power to create peace truly resides within our own souls. When we can act in accordance with our principles and forgive our frailties and the frailties of others, peace will settle in us. And when it does, we will have an abundance to share. Forgiveness […]

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Novena for Peace: Day 1 reflection

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents, parents have very little time for each other. And in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. Mother Teresa (Blessed Teresa of […]

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Novena for Peace 2012 Prayer Ritual

Invitation to pray a Novena for Peace 2012 For the next nine days (or any nine days of your choice in this season of holiness and hopefulness), please join me in setting aside ten minutes of our day to sit quietly reflecting on how we have added to—or disrupted—peace during the previous 24 hours. In our […]

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Novena for Peace Preparation

Contrary to the claims of many chain emails (especially ones labeled Novena of St. Theresa), a novena is not some sort of superstitious set of magic words to get what you need out of life. A novena is a nine-day ritual prayer focused on a particular intention. It does not rely on superstition or magic […]

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Would You Trade 10 Minutes of Your Time for Peace?

Over a decade ago, sparked by my distress over the United States starting two wars in the Middle East, I began inviting friends and family to pray with me a Novena for Peace during the holiday season. Some might—and some have—called this a naïve gesture that won’t make a difference. Given the social unrest at […]

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