Viola Athaide

Viola Athaide, a student of Theology, is actively involved in parish life, leading Bible courses, the Prayer Group, and the Ministry with Maturing Adults.


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    "The biblical stories show us that God never forgets his people, his promise, and his mercy. "...

    "Henri Nouwen also invites us to, “always look at Jesus, because in his crucified and glorified heart we will see ourselves called to share in his suffering as well as in his glory.”"...

    "In his book, Prayer-Finding the Heart’s True Home, Richard Foster writes about finding holiness . . . “If we cannot find God in the routines of home and shop, then we will not find him at all.”...

    In a miraculous moment, four faithful friends "become faith filled friends"...

    If your Christmas tree could talk what might it say after Christmas??...

    "St. Bernard of Clairvaux says it best, “They fall on their faces, they revere him as king, they worship him as God. He who led them has instructed them too. He who urged them on by means of the star has himself taught them in their inmost heart.”...

    "Reflecting on his first Christmas as a monk at the Gethsemane monastery in Kentucky, Thomas Merton said, “Christ always seeks the straw of the most desolate cribs to make his Bethlehem.” "...

    "Like Andrew brought Peter to Jesus, are we willing to move out of our shadows to bring others to meet the infant Jesus of Bethlehem?"...

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