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My Eucharistic Offering: Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman

“I bring myself, my black self, all that I am, all that I have, all that I hope to become… as gift to the Church,” Sister Thea Bowman in her Address to the USCCB, June 1989. Her Early Years At Sister Thea’s funeral on April 3, 1990, the qu...
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Perpetua & Felicity: Striving for Eternal Happiness

The desire for happiness is a universal human experience. From of old philosophers have constructed their theories of what it means to live a good life based on this self-evident truth and have sought to articulate for the human family the path ...
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Polycarp: A Patron Saint for Lent

February 23rd Today the Church commemorates one of the most acclaimed figures of its early life, St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr. The greatness of Polycarp’s reputation is really astounding when one considers how little we know of his life. H...
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St. Antony of Egypt: A Signpost for Our Times

(Memorial of St. Antony of Egypt, January 17) We live in what seems increasingly with each passing day, precarious times. Lately, for the common individual, the one who has no societal clout, whose voice is just as likely to be silenced as to...
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FRESH Exemplars: St. Leo the Great

November 10 Happy Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church! What does it mean to be great? St. Leo, whom the Church celebrates today, was the first Pope to receive the attribution of “the Great.” When we think of what i...
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