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Isaiah

Isaiah

December 2, 2021

Isaiah prophesied a perfect King in the day of the Lord - the Messiah, the Prince of Peace. Friar Jude Winkler reflects on Isaiah's prophecy, and the Peace so profound that 'the lion will lie down with the lamb.'

Respect

Respect

November 19, 2021

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me - Join Friar Jude Winkler for this Brief Break for Peace and find out how a little respect can lead to peace. (The song Respect was written and released by Otis Redding in 1965; recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1967) I got to have (just a little bit) a little respect (just a little bit)...

Finding Integrity

Finding Integrity

October 28, 2021

Jacob's name means either 'the cheater' or 'the grasper.' Friar Jude Winkler tells that after struggling with the holy, either God or an angel, Jacob's encounter brings him to integrity, a new name, and peace.

Share and Listen

Share and Listen

October 21, 2021

Working for peace means being able to listen. Friar Jude Winkler recounts the visit of St. Francis of Assisi to the Sultan in the midst of the Crusades. Even though they did not agree, both men listened to one another, providing a lesson for today.

Love and Truth Will Meet

Love and Truth Will Meet

October 11, 2021

Love and truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss. Truth will spring from the earth; justice will look down from heaven. Friar Jude Winkler talks about the penitential Psalm 85.

With Justice

With Justice

September 27, 2021

We need to treat people with the dignity that they deserve. And, we need to give them what they need - respect and love. Friar Jude Winkler talks about justice and peace.

Community and the Holy Spirit

Community and the Holy Spirit

August 23, 2021

What is the true meaning of the Holy Spirit in our lives? In this Brief Break for Peace, Friar Jude Winkler tells how the Spirit can bring a sense of unity in which we truly love one another.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

August 16, 2021

St. Paul says we get into trouble when we live "according to the flesh" rather than responding to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Jude Winkler reminds us that opening our hearts to the Spirit, we can live the way God wants us to live in the world: the way of love, joy, and peace.

Confront Others Honestly

Confront Others Honestly

August 2, 2021

How should we handle disputes? Friar Jude Winkler talks about Jesus' instructions on how to deal with disagreements (Matthew 18) and how to confront others with honesty. Take a few minutes for this Brief Break for Peace.

A River of Grace

A River of Grace

July 28, 2021

Celebrating the Eucharist and having a community of worship brings us peace. Sharing this peace with others, even through small actions such as driving with courtesy, helps peace to grow, just as the river increases in Ezekiel 47. Take a Brief Break for Peace with Friar Jude Winkler.

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