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    Dignity and Manners – Is there a connection?

    First, let’s take a look at the definition for the word Dignity. dignity  /ˈdignitē 1 the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect origin Middle English: from Old French dignete, from Latin dignitas, from dignus ‘worthy’. And now, let’s look at the meaning of the word Manners. man·ner/manər manners – plural 1 […]

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    Pray Without Ceasing

    “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. “ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Pray without ceasing. . . what does this mean? Can we really pray constantly as St. Paul tells us to do in this verse? Most of us are not […]

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    Everyday Graces: A Child’s Book of Good Manners

    The introduction to Everyday Graces: A Child’s Book of Good Manners has been reprinted with the permission of ISI Books  Karen Santorum writes that this anthology “grew out of the frustration of not being able to find a book on manners that instructs through stories rather than by rules of dos and don’ts.” Each of […]

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    “The Best Gift for Our Children is Praying for Them”

    Original post appeared in Integrated Catholic Life Most of us would do anything for our kids, right? We give birth after hours of labor, sometimes without pain medication just so those kids will have “the best” start. We struggle through those early, sleepless weeks, tending to our babies’ every need, checking on the them five […]

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