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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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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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The Triumph of Love

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe-Cycle B My Dear Friends in Christ, With today’s most august celebration we come to the end of another liturgical year. It is most appropriate that on the last Sunday of the litur...
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Understanding Sanctity with Dorothy Day

November 8th, 2021 marks the 124th birthday of Servant of God, Dorothy Day. The title “servant of God” is given to those whose cause for canonization has officially been opened, but who have not yet made it through the process for canonization. ...
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Bartimaeus: Overcoming Spiritual Blindness

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time-Cycle B My Dear Friends in Christ, Today’s Gospel reading from Mark reveals something of the radical nature of Christianity and its totalizing claims in the face of the world’s competing theoretical framew...
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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. 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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