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A Mother’s Day reflection

To my fellow “medical mamas” the ones I know and the ones whose eyes I meet while walking through the hospital halls — I wish you endless strength today.

Immerse the world in the ocean of mercy

The Divine Mercy devotion started with a nun in Poland

With faith, we can celebrate life — even in death

To celebrate life, we must also face grief and death- but with hope.

Learning to take life one day at a time

If you ask parents of kids with disabilities what they fear the most, many — if not all — would say, “the future.” It is the future that keeps us lying awake at night. The future is only as far as our worries take us.

Mute the distractions and embrace the sound of silence

The first few days were a little hard. I had to delete apps to keep my focus and reduce the temptation to check in on my social media accounts.

Rediscover the benefits of fasting

Ash Wednesday, March 6, marks the beginning of Lent. Eileen Benthal explains why she "got a jump" on Lent this year by beginning a 90-day fast on Jan. 21 — and the benefits she's found in the practice.

Appreciating life’s ‘ordinary miracles’

Johanna Benthal is writing a book about how to change perspective and see miracles in everyday life — “ordinary miracles.”

Reflections on New York’s new abortion law

Truly, I have no words to describe the grief I feel over the “Reproductive Health Care Act” — allowing abortions up to delivery — that was signed into New York State Law last week. Column by Eileen Benthal

Opt for progress — not perfection

Making resolutions for the new year can seem daunting when you look back at all you didn't accomplish in the year just ended. But rather than be discouraged about what you didn't accomplish, focus instead on progress.
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Take time to enjoy the true gifts of Christmas

Taking the time to find signs that point out the same way the Magi journeyed will help us find God in places we least expect.
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