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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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Ode to the Cicada

Now for something different – – a poem I wrote one day after spending some time outside in the presence of those wonderful creatures (sarcasm) called cicadas (they are all but a distant memory now). A constant droning sound hangs in the air:Cicadas chirping on tree tops without any cares.Manifesting every 10+7, thankfully all too …

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The Road from Emmaus to the Garden…
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The Road from Emmaus to the Garden…

theRecently I learned a new way of reading one of my favorite resurrection accounts, namely, the appearance of the  Risen Lord to two of his dejected disciples on the road to the town of Emmaus. I first heard this approach from Bishop Robert Barron and Father Sebastian Carnazzo (who taught the Scripture course I took …

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And she said yes.

We have just witnessed how Our Lord Jesus Christ became obedient even unto death on a cross. By his obedience and love for the Father, Jesus reverses the disobedience of Adam by entering into combat with the serpent. It was the will of the Father that allowed Jesus to undergo bodily death in order to …

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