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Do Whatever He Tells You

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C My Dear Friends in Christ, This year the Church follows the “C” cycle of readings for its Sunday Eucharistic Liturgies. Accordingly, we have the special grace this year of being presented in three con...
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Understanding Christmas Through Mary

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God-January 1 My Dear Friends in Christ, With many of the Christmas trees waiting to be or already having been picked up curbside, we may be tempted to think that the Christmas Season has...
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Christmas Blessings from FRESHImage

The team at FRESHImage prays that you and your family have a very blessed and peaceful Christmas! Today is the Day for which we have been preparing for which the human family had been waiting in anticipation since the Fall of our first parent...
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December 21: O Radiant Dawn

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death (Christian Prayer, 130). In a way similar to the “O Antiphon” from December 17th (O Wisdom), today’s “O Antiphon” ha...
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December 20: O Key of David

O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of heaven: come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom (Christian Prayer,...
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December 17: O Wisdom

O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation (Christian Prayer, 118). As we reflect on this first of the great “O Antiphons” of Advent, it is worth rest...
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Praying the “O Antiphons” of Advent

As quickly as the Advent Season came upon us, it now quickly draws to a close. Beginning tomorrow, we turn the homestretch, as it were, to the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ on Christmas. Over the course of the past few weeks, we have reflect...
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The Little Drummer Boy’s Gospel

Of the many holiday songs which saturate the airwaves during the Advent and Christmas seasons and can be heard played in Christmas concerts, The Little Drummer Boy is perhaps one of the best known. In fact, as Kathy Warnes writes in her article,...
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