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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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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. Luke the Evangelist: Living as Theophilus

Blessed Memorial of St. Luke the Evangelist! St. Luke famously dedicated his two part work, Luke and Acts, to a figure named Theophilus: “Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among...
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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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St. Teresa of Avila: Alone God Suffices

Happy Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor! Let nothing disturb you, nothing affright you; All things are passing; God never changes; Patient endurance attains all things; Whoever has God lacks nothing. Alone God suffic...
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Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels

Blessed Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels to you! Today’s celebration of the Guardian Angels has the tendency to take us back to childhood. After all, for many of us, the prayer to our guardian angel is among the first we learn. Angel o...
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St. Jerome: The Slow Work of Sanctity

Happy feast of St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church! Friends, what comes to mind when we think of the saints? For starters, perhaps paintings, images in stained glass windows, and statuary. If we take an interest at all in these heroes of the fai...
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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 on 3-20-21. The theme of the conference was "Live Truth-Defend Truth." Tony suggests to us that living the Truth is always the beginning o...
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