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Quick thoughts on St. Matthew’s Day

Amazingly great news everybody! Jesus Christ came for sinners, not the righteous. I don’t know about you but that means I’m in great company. He came that we might not persist and perish in sin, the wages of which is death, but that we would live in him by his grace and mercy. Really, it’s …

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Shining with Glory

The Sisters of Life deliberately chose August 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration, for the date of their Final Profession Mass and celebration. Every year, sisters who have been preparing for eight years, make their final vows to the Lord. It’s essentially their wedding day, complete with rings and veils. As they enter into the …

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Beginning Again and St. Mary Major

Beginning again, always beginning again, persevering to the end. That’s what it’s all about, not relying on our own strength because then we will just end up making a grand mess. I have felt like I just cannot go on, several days, hours and minutes, this week. But she keeps telling me to keep going …

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Our Lady of the Angels, Portiuncula

I always look forward to August 2: it is the Franciscan Feast Day of Our Lady of the Angels. The church of Our Lady of Angels, in Assisi Italy, was a favorite place of St. Francis to pray and to be in the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He found comfort and solace there …

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