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Putting on the Bond of Perfection

The Feast of the Holy Family And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful (Col. 3:14-15) Despite wh...
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The Joy of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent-Cycle A My Dear Friends in Christ, Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday. “Gaudete” comes from the Latin word “gaudium,” meaning joy, gladness or delight. And so th...
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An Interview with Rosary Maker, Marissa Lesinski

Hi Marissa, thanks for agreeing to this interview. When did you start making rosaries, and what got you into it in the first place? I started making rosaries some time in my early 20s. I made my first rosary as a gift to my then boyfriend,...
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St. Anthony of Padua: Finding Human Dignity-Pt. 1

Memorial of St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor, June 13 Tony, Tony, look around, something’s lost and must be found! Growing up in a Catholic home, this was something I heard my mother pray, as we scrambled about the house to track down items we ha...
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Mary: Mother of All Alive in Christ

Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Happy Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church to you! Today’s celebration of the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church is a relatively new one. The celebration wa...
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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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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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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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