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Fruit of the Earth and Work of Human Hands

“Blessed are you, Lord God of all Creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the bread of life” (St. Paul Daily Missal, 842). It’s not uncommo...
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The Triduum: Living a Paschal Life

This talk was delivered as part of the Lenten Speaker Series at St. Anselm Parish in St. Louis, MO. In it, Tony discusses how the Triduum, the most solemn liturgical celebration in Christianity, is not merely to be experienced, but lived. Th...
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December 21: O Radiant Dawn

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death (Christian Prayer, 130). In a way similar to the “O Antiphon” from December 17th (O Wisdom), today’s “O Antiphon” ha...
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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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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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Joining the Divine Dance: Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

November 21 Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Presentation of Mary. This celebration has traditionally been kept with greater solemnity by our brothers and sisters in the Orthodox Church. Yet it remains on the Liturgical Calenda...
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St. John Henry Newman: Conscience as the Voice of Love

We often hear the word "conscience" bandied about in public discourse, but do we really know what the term means? The Church has consistently taught of the inviolability of the conscience. Most recently, echoing the Second Vatican Council, the C...
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