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St. Thomas Aquinas

Lauda Sion: St. Thomas Aquinas & Corpus Christi

The period spanning from late April to early June is characterized by a rapid succession of significant Church feasts: Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Each of these feasts, brimming with p...
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Investing Our Talents

https://youtu.be/9yBnRIaFsM0 On this 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus teaches us a key spiritual lesson concerning our love for Christ through the parable of the talents. In effect, this parable poses a question to us, have we worked dil...
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Learning to Love Like God

https://youtu.be/ddObgWXTEV8 On this 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear Jesus proclaim the greatest commandment, that we are to love God with our whole heart, soul and mind. This is something we hear often, and the fact that we do can te...
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Giving God His Due

https://youtu.be/XVlgWx1YtwQ This weekend, Jesus turns a would-be trap by those who oppose Him into a deep spiritual lesson on the nature of human life. Taking a look at a denarius which bore the image of the Roman Emperor, Jesus says, "rep...
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December 17: O Wisdom

O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation (Christian Prayer, 118). In this reflection Tony Crescio discusses the first of the great "O" Antiphons of ...
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Remembering St. Nicholas

December 6 What comes to mind when we think of Santa Claus? Probably something along the lines of a jolly figure, somewhat mysterious, who dresses in a vibrant red suit and stocking hat; sits upon an extravagant throne while children tell him...
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Pentecost: Restoring Unity in Diversity

Pentecost Sunday My dear friends in Christ, Today’s celebration of Pentecost marks the culmination of the Church’s celebration of the Easter Season. The celebration begun at the Easter Vigil now finds its completion in the descent of the H...
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The Triduum: Living a Paschal Life

https://youtu.be/Wy44W1rrwEA 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 merel...
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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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