Becoming a CatholicReflections    August 23, 2017
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Throughout the day Our Lord is there to help us. Sometimes we just need to pause for thought, and look at things from a slightly different viewpoint.
This section of our website contains a selection of material which might help you view things from a new perspective.
St Mary the Immaculate Minimize


Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death.


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Balamand Monastery is the seat of Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint Georges. Eight centuries ago, Cistercian monks founded their first overseas abbey on a promontory south of Tripoli and gave it the name of Belmont. Balamand possesses a remarkable library with important manuscripts, two iconostases and a collection of important icons, the work of painters from a number of countries who came here at different times to contribute to the iconographic heritage of the monastery.
You will find quotations from the writings of the Desert Fathers throughout this web site.


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God our Father, Shepherd and Guide, look with love on Francis, your servant, the pastor of your church. May his word and example continue to inspire and guide the Church and may he and all those entrusted to his care come to the joy of everlasting life. Amen.




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St. Gregory Minimize


Every day you provide your bodies with good to keep them from failing. In the same way your good works should be the daily nourishment of your hearts. Your bodies are fed with food and your spirits with good works. You aren't to deny your soul, which is going to live forever, what you grant to your body, which is going to die.
St. Gregory the Great


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