Tag Archives: Fruits of the Spirit

Daily Mass: A parable explained. Catholic Inspiration

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The parable of the sower is one of the few that Jesus explains. As we listen today, may we cultivate good soil in our hearts to receive the Lord’s words and tend a fruitful harvest.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 24th Week of the Year

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22nd Sunday of the Year: Working in the garden of our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

What’s growing in the spiritual garden of our hearts? The Letter of James urges us to welcome the Word of God that was planted in us and become doers, not just hearers.

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: We know our hearts by the fruitfulness of our lives. Catholic Inspiration

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We conclude the Sermon on the Mount with a powerful spiritual principle to help us in our decision making and discernment.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 12th Week of the Year

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5th Sunday of Easter: Connected to Christ we reach out to others. Catholic Inspiration

Christ is the vine; we are the branches. Drawing strength from the Lord we flourish and grow, fruitfully sharing the grace we have received with the people in our lives.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: The Fruits of the Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul speaks of the Fruits of the Spirit, offering us an insight that can help guide our actions as we seek to follow Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 28th Week of the Year


Monday Conversation: Now what do I do? Catholic Inspiration

With COVID-19 disrupting our daily routines, many people have new “pockets” of time. Here are a few ideas what to do with them!

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Daily Mass: I am the vine, you are the branches. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches in plain language that just like a vine and its branches, when we are connected to Christ we thrive and bear fruit.  Today we consider not only how we can continue to draw closer to the Lord, but also how we might share our lives to bring glory and praise to God in the world today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The fruits of the Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

Paul speaks of the “Fruits of the Spirit” in his letter to the Galatians.  These nine virtues flourish in our hearts when we are in right relationship with God and one another, and they become powerful signs to guide our actions each and every day.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 28th Week of the Year (St. Ignatius of Antioch)

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Daily Mass: By their fruits you will know them. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus offers practical insight into how we deal with others.  By looking at the fruitfulness of one’s life we can get a good sense of what is going on down deep in the heart.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 12th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Pruning the branches to bear more fruit. Catholic Inspiration

As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to cultivate a fruitful harvest in our hearts.  This not only means fostering the Fruits of the Spirit in our lives, but it also requires our willingness to be pruned of the spiritual vices and behaviors that keep us from God and one another.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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