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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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The Imitation Game

The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2-14-21 My Dear Friends in Christ, In this Sunday’s second reading from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, we find the Apostle admonishing his readers: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 ...
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The Advent Wreath’s Lesson on Virtue

In each Season of the Church’s liturgical life, she provides us with unique resources that nourish our growth in holiness. Among these resources stored in the vast treasure house of graces of the Church one finds the sacramentals. All too often ...
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Embodying the Kingdom of God: The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

November 22, 2020 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 Universe. Today’s celebration marks a certain pivot ...
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Travelling by the Light of Virtue

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: November 8, 2020 My Dear Friends in Christ, With the celebration of the Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time, we find ourselves just two weeks away from the celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord J...
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Striving for Happiness

Solemnity of All Saints: November 1, 2020 My Dear Friends in Christ, This Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints. In doing so, the Church, together with Christ, wishes to remind us of the goal toward which we strive as Ch...
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Transfigured on the Mountain

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord: 8-6-17 Peace be with You, Today, as we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration, we come to a high point on the Church’s liturgical calendar.  This is a celebration which is fixed on the Church calend...
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