Fruits of the Holy Spirit

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Cultivating the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

I could use a lot more fruit in my life.  I’m not talking about dietary fiber, either.  I’m talking about the fruits of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23.  Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  And I’m going to need some help to grow these fruits.  Sure, I have some of each naturally, but, like growing […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

“… I think of the steadfast faith of those mothers tending their sick children who, though perhaps barely familiar with the articles of the creed, cling to a rosary; or of all the hope poured into a candle lighted in a humble home with a prayer for help from Mary, or in the gaze of tender love directed to Christ […]

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Encountering the Word — Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…” (Galatians 5:22-23) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print […]

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Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

“… I think of the steadfast faith of those mothers tending their sick children who, though perhaps barely familiar with the articles of the creed, cling to a rosary; or of all the hope poured into a candle lighted in a humble home with a prayer for help from Mary, or in the gaze of tender love directed to Christ […]

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Encountering the Word — Galatians 5:22-26

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one […]

A Bowl of Fruit

What’s at the Bottom of Your Bowl?

Every Easter, my mother serves a delicious fruit salad. It is a healthy smorgasbord of taste and the perfect amouse bouche before our family feast. Yet left at the bottom of my fruit bowl each Easter are always a few sad pieces of neglected fruit. For me, it’s the grapefruit and pear, both fruits I enjoy, but just never seem […]