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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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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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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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Learning Asceticism from the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Welcome to another installment of FRESHImage Presents! We’re at the midway point of the Lenten Season, and if we’ve really decided to challenge ourselves this Lent to grow in holiness and virtue, perhaps some of what we’ve decided to “give up” o...
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Perpetua & Felicity: Striving for Eternal Happiness

The desire for happiness is a universal human experience. From of old philosophers have constructed their theories of what it means to live a good life based on this self-evident truth and have sought to articulate for the human family the path ...
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We Dare to Say: The Lord’s Prayer as Penitential Practice

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! Have you ever felt like you were just rattling off the words of the Lord’s Prayer and not really praying them? I know I have! We all have, we all get distracted, it’s so easy to fall into that trap and forget that...
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Polycarp: A Patron Saint for Lent

February 23rd Today the Church commemorates one of the most acclaimed figures of its early life, St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr. The greatness of Polycarp’s reputation is really astounding when one considers how little we know of his life. H...
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Ash Wednesday: The Price of Becoming Combustible

In this edition of FRESHImage Presents, Tony reflects on the meaning of the ashes we receive at the beginning of Lent this Ash Wednesday. These ashes have an important message for us as we begin our Lenten journey toward personal and communal he...
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