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Capuchin Prayer & Service Retreat

Posted by Kelly Moltzen on Sunday, December 22, 2013,

Saturday was the Winter Solstice & I was fortunate to spend it at a Capuchin Prayer & Service Advent Retreat.  The Capuchin Prayer & Service Days were started in NYC after Hurricane Sandy, when many members of Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries (CYFM) in Garrison, NY wanted to come down to NYC to help out with relief efforts in the Rockaways. The Prayer & Service Days and Weekend Retreats have continued ever since. It’s great to see this ministry of service continue in the true tradition of...


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How do you measure, measure a year?

Posted by Kelly Moltzen on Wednesday, November 20, 2013,


"Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words." - St. Francis of Assisi

I have tried to let these two sentences guide my life ever since I first heard them as a teenager at Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries.  On some level I suppose I've always known that it's important for us to live in right relationship with others, and ever since my involvement at CYFM have held my Franciscan roots close to my heart. But I stayed relatively quiet about my faith in many ways for a long time, par...


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Gandhi's Seven Deadly Social Sins

Posted by Kelly Moltzen on Friday, March 29, 2013,
I'm a fan of Gandhi.  I'm particularly inspired by his famous quote "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" which has been and continues to be the theme of my blog.  However, I was even more impressed recently when I came across his "Seven Deadly Social Sins" on a poster from Sojourners.  I was able to purchase a copy of the poster at The Justice Conference in Philadelphia last month.  These are the traits Gandhi considered to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity: 
  • Wealth...

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Other Blogs

Posted by Kelly Moltzen on Saturday, January 28, 2012,

In the past I've posted on other blogs (herehere and here). 


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