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The FRESHLife of the Venerable Augustine Tolton-Part I

“They must be free” he said pointing to their three little children asleep on the pallet. “They must learn to read and write; they must go to school and to church; they must have freedom, a better life than we have” (Caroline Hemesath, O.S.F., F...
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Benedictine Feast of All Saints

Indeed, He sent the Holy Spirit upon all men that He might move them inwardly to love God with their whole heart and their whole soul, with all their mind and all their strength and that they might love each other as Christ loves them (Lumen Gen...
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St. Paul of the Cross: The Virtuous Life as Imitation of Christ

Happy Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross! Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists religious order. Like all of the saints, Paul of the Cross demonstrates a deep devotion to the Eucharist. A...
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Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, & Companions

Blessed Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, & Companions, Martyrs! Today's memorial celebrates some of those who gave their lives for Christ on our continent. In his letters, St. Isaac Jogues demonstrates a fierce and undaun...
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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: Loving the Sacred Heart

Happy Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque! St. Margaret Mary is especially known for her promotion of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a gift which she received on behalf of the whole Church. A letter Margaret Mary wrote to Sr. Fèlice c...
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Mary: A Woman of the Word

Happy Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary! “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5). With this short statement, Mary gives us the Christian program for life, a regiment which she had followed very closely, not only after giving birth to the Son o...
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St. Faustina & the Love of the Divine Madman

Happy Feast of St. Faustina Kowalska! “Hidden Jesus, Eternal Love, our Source of Life, divine Madman, in that You forget yourself and see only us. Before creating heaven and earth, You carried us in the depths of Your Heart…Love is heaven giv...
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St. Catherine of Siena: A Life Lived In Excess

At the end of his Gospel, John the Evangelist writes: “But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25). ...
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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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Living a Eucharistic Life

Here we share a presentation prepared by Tony for the 2021 Men of Christ Conference held in Beaver Dam, WI. The theme of the conference was "Live Truth-Defend Truth." Tony suggests to us that living the Truth is always the beginning of defending...
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