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First Friday of the Month During Lent

Years ago, when I returned to the Catholic Church after having been away  for many years, one of the first things that impressed me… inspired awe in my soul, was the First Friday Eucharistic Devotion when it was combined with … Continue reading

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Prayers for Protection Against Illness

As the world holds it’s collective breath and watches how quickly the coronavirus is spreading in China and several other countries, we are constantly being bombarded with updates as to how fast it is progressing worldwide. We have just recently … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Lent – Don’t Be Surprised by the Devil’s Temptations

Gospel – Matthew 4:1-11 At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said … Continue reading

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This First Friday of Lent

First Reading: Isaiah 58: 1-9a 1 Cry, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their wicked doings, and the house of Jacob their sins. 2 For they seek me from day to day, sad desire to know my … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday… Crossing into Lent

As we leave the Church’s calendar of Ordinary Time and enter into this season of Lent, many of us will attend Mass, receiving ashes on our forehead. The ashes we receive come from the blessed palms we received last year … Continue reading

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Why Are We So Good at Grudges?

Out of all the creatures in God’s created world, as humans, we are the only ones created in His image and likeness. Wow! That says something about who we are… at least it should. We all know that God is … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas said, “The things that we love, tell us what we are.” With this is mind, what pray tell are you? Where does your love lie? Are we like the good St. Thomas Aquinas with eyes turned towards … Continue reading

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Resentment is Poison for Our Soul

    As we begin this New Year, many of us have hopes of being better than we were last year, we have made our resolutions and are trying to change our vises into virtues.  It is a noble cause, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year on This Feast of the Solemnity of the Mother of God

As we enter into the new year, we begin by celebrating Mary, the Mother of God. This young Jewish girl who with her ‘Yes’, began for all of humanity the road of salvation. The Church teaches us that by agreeing … Continue reading

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6th Day of Christmas – December 30th

Originally posted on SecondHandSaintsblog:
? “On the sixth day of Christmas my True Love gave to me….six geese a laying, five golden rings…. four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a Partridge in a pear tree…” ?…

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