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Where do you meet Jesus?
Jesus came again and again to those who loved him. He came again and again reassuring them until they really believed it had happened: Jesus had risen from the dead. It is much the same in our lives, writes Catherine Collins in PREPARE THE WORD'S featured homily for Easter.
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Homily stories

One day during a prolonged funk, when I was sure the world as we know it was coming to an end, my neighbor stopped by to ask me for help.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

When Bernard Hebda was in eighth grade, he thought he had an idea of what God was calling him to do, but he wasn’t sure: God either wanted him to become a priest or a bus driver.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Flat on my back for three weeks, fighting an infection that ravaged my body and attacked both legs, leading to surgery and talk of possible amputation of one or both, I awoke intact but with a grueling regimen of physical therapy three times a day.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

My mother never had much by way of money or material possessions. Luckily, such things didn’t really matter to her.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

He’s out there every day even when it’s 95 degrees or when it’s raining. Only the bitter cold and snow keep him away.

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Homily stories

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Homily stories

Homily stories

One day during a prolonged funk, when I was sure the world as we know it was coming to an end, my neighbor stopped by to ask me for help.

Homily stories

Homily stories

When Bernard Hebda was in eighth grade, he thought he had an idea of what God was calling him to do, but he wasn’t sure: God either wanted him to become a priest or a bus driver.

Homily stories

Homily stories

Flat on my back for three weeks, fighting an infection that ravaged my body and attacked both legs, leading to surgery and talk of possible amputation of one or both, I awoke intact but with a grueling regimen of physical therapy three times a day.

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