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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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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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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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Happy 4th Day of Christmas

As we head into the weekend following Christmas, and we notice how all the hustle and bustle of the secular world has calmed down a bit, let us not be lulled into the misguided thinking that “Christmas is over”… For … Continue reading

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today’s Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the solemn dogma defined by Blessed Pope Pius IX in 1854, was transferred from the 8th because of the Sunday Liturgy. Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, “full … Continue reading

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Maintaining Our Sense of Sacred

As the calendar propels us thru these final months of the year, taking us right smack into the fast approaching ‘holiday season,’ we must hold back and remember where our hearts lie. Even though we have come to that time … Continue reading

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True Peace Comes From the Lord

We have all been there, heck, I imagine many of us are there right now, rocking in an unsteady boat.. So often, we spend years… perhaps even, the majority of our days, caught in the chaotic unbalance of the world, … Continue reading

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