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Climbing the Ladder of Beatitude

https://youtu.be/ZeEwBkuTquU On this Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time we are invited to listen to Our Lord's Sermon on the Mount. As Tony explains, the Beatitudes are not simply nice characteristics to aspire to, but a program for becoming more l...
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December 18: O Lord

O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai Mountain: Come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free (Christian Prayer, 121). In this reflection, Vanessa Crescio dis...
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Augustine: The Psalms as the Dramatic Portrayal of Eucharistic Living

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! For Augustine, the psalms provide Christians with a mirror for our lives in two ways: First, they reflect the drama of the human experience this side of eternity. Second, they reflect how we are called to respo...
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St. Anthony of Padua: Finding Human Dignity-Pt. 2

As we saw at the end of the first part of this reflection, over the course of the first part of his life, Anthony (born Fernando), had gone from being a wealthy and well-known elite to the obscurity of monastic life in the hills of Tuscany. In p...
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Looking in the Mirror of Scripture

Sixth Week in Ordinary Time: Wednesday-Year II When is the last time you went a day without looking in the mirror? Looking in the mirror is something that, I dare say, is something that we tend to do quite often, perhaps more often than we sh...
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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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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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