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RENEW International fosters spiritual renewal in the Catholic tradition by empowering individuals and communities to encounter God in everyday life, deepen and share faith, and connect faith with action. RENEW International has over a 30-year record in revitalizing parish life in more than 150 dioceses in the United States, touching the lives of 25 million people through its ministry services. RENEW International has also reached many thousands outside the United States, having served people in 23 countries, across six continents and in 44 languages and dialects.

 

We are your work of art, O God, in many tongues, we tell one story. In infinite variety, we reflect your beauty. Fashion us anew, Father Creator, for we have dimmed your image and failed to grown in your likeness. Deliver us from judging others by our limited perspectives, often missing your message and mistreating […]

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God, our Father, we praise you for your love in Jesus, call us to freedom, confronting our idols, overturning our stereotypes, teaching us compassion. Be with us as we strive to see your face in all people, your dwelling place among the weak and vulnerable of this world. Keep our lips from speaking falsehood and […]

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Gracious Father, whose gift is life and whose love is eternal, touch us and make us lovers of life, lovers of you. We long to be transformed into a people particularly your own. Shape our lives for service and set our feet on the path of justice. We entrust our lives into your keeping. Help […]

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Spirit of God, source of all truth and judgement, who alone can undo the powers that grip our world, in our times of temptation, give us discernment.   When we are drowning in self concern, save us by your grace.   Call us this Lent to genuine conversion of heart.   Make us bearers of […]

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Embracing the reign of God, facing the challenge of conversion, and embarking on our spiritual journeys are frequently made possible through the storytelling that takes place in small communities.   When men and women share faith stories, and their parish respects and values these stories, both the individuals and the parish community grow deeper in […]

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As each year begins, many people resolve to exercise and get fit. Beginning a new year is also a good time to reflect on our spiritual lives and enhance our spiritual fitness as well.   Here are some helpful activities to enhance your spiritual fitness for the new year:     Prayer: Reserve time for […]

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Our liturgical seasons are marked by symbols and colors and actions and events to be remembered and celebrated. As we gather to share faith in our small communities, let us mark this season of preparation with images to remind us of who we are and what we are about.   The Advent wreath reminds us […]

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“Jesus said to the crowds: ‘Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the will of the one who […]

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Being creative with the opening and closing prayer can help participants grow by experiencing a variety of prayer forms. Familiar prayers can be reassuring, and they should be a part of the group’s overall experience, but sharing new words and forms can capture the participants’ attention, help them appreciate prayer as a conversation with God, […]

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Have you ever been talking and wondered if the other person was listening? It’s often not hard to tell: there is no direct eye contact or the arms are folded over. There’s also the absence of interjections—“uh-huh,” “yes,”—and when the opportunity for laughter in response to something silly and disconnected is met with dead silence, […]

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