Category Archives: Some thoughts

In Memory of Sister Clare Crockett

On April 16th in the Holy Mother Church, we celebrated the birthday of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, but in small communities of religious and lay members alike, spreadĀ  throughout the world, we got together to view the new film “All … Continue reading

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Be Not Afraid

“Be not afraid,” this was the message spoken by Pope Saint John Paul II when he became pope in 1978 … He continued to use this phrase…repeating this message….throughout the entirety of his pontificate throughout the 1980’s and 90’s… and … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday or Sabbatum Sanctum

Holy Saturday or Sabbatum Sanctum…. is a day of great anticipation…we have made it to the final day of our Lenten journey. Like Good Friday, there is no celebration of Mass today. The Church will remain empty until dark….the altar … Continue reading

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Maundy or Holy Thursday- The Mass of the Last Supper

Just four days after His triumphant ride into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, Jesus celebrates the Passover Feast with His disciples… what is referred to as the Last Supper. It is what we celebrate on Holy Thursday, it … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s day! Today I spent the day at a Eucharistic Congress that was being held this weekend in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. There were Catholics from all over the state and even some that had traveled from out of … Continue reading

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Suffering as a Means of Attaining God’s Goodness and Mercy

  Suffering is a great favor. Remember that everything soon comes to an end . . . and take courage. Think of how our gain is eternal. -St. Teresa of Avila   It seems that in our modern day, and … Continue reading

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There is a Battle Being Waged Against Our Children

  As we make our way through this season of Lent we have been reminded in a much too familiar way of the evilness that thrives in our world…We have been reminded that there is in fact a battle being … Continue reading

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