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Pentecost: Restoring Unity in Diversity

Pentecost Sunday My dear friends in Christ, Today’s celebration of Pentecost marks the culmination of the Church’s celebration of the Easter Season. The celebration begun at the Easter Vigil now finds its completion in the descent of the H...
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Why Pray The Stations of the Resurrection?

While not yet as popular as the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), or, the Stations of the Cross, the Via Lucis (Way of Light), or, the Stations of the Resurrection, is a beautiful Easter compliment to it. As the Directory on Popular Piety and the L...
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Looking in the Mirror of Scripture

Sixth Week in Ordinary Time: Wednesday-Year II When is the last time you went a day without looking in the mirror? Looking in the mirror is something that, I dare say, is something that we tend to do quite often, perhaps more often than we sh...
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Memorial of St. Gertrude the Great

Today the Church celebrates one of the most loved ecclesial mystic heroes of the Middle Ages; Saint Gertrude of Helfta or better-known as Saint Gertrude the Great. Her feast day was made part of the universal Calendar of the Roman Rite by Pope C...
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Embodying the Kingdom of God

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe-Cycle A My Dear Friends in Christ, Today is the day toward which the celebrations of the previous weeks have been hastening, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the U...
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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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St. Ignatius of Antioch: A Threefold Eucharistic Lesson

Blessed feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr! Today’s feast offers us the occasion to reflect upon the radical, totalizing nature of the Christian message. The reason for this being that the exemplar the Church sets up for our con...
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