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Birthdays: a time to reflect; a time to be grateful…

Adapted from ThrivingFamily.com: Birthdays, for me, are a great time to reflect on our lives, our struggles, & our blessings.  It not only gives us a chance to do a “look back” on our lives, but it is also a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

  HAPPY eASTER!   cHRIST IS rISEN!        

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Good Friday… Holy Saturday…

  Let us spend time reflecting on the GREAT LOVE God has for us…             How are you spending Good Friday?       Click for Meditation with Mary   Are you looking for Jesus?  … Continue reading

The Annunciation:..& the world waited…

The feast of the Annunciation is celebrated today. March 25.  Lk 1:26-38 The Whole World Awaits Mary’s Reply On the Annunciation & Mary’s “fiat” Homily by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and … Continue reading

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When life gets too hard to stand…kneel.

R. (see Hosea 6:6; Verse – Psalm 51) It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice. Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness; in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense. Thoroughly wash me from my … Continue reading

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What is your faith response?

Lent is a journey… a journey of faith. Faith requires a response… a response from us; a response to God. Thus says the LORD: This is what I commanded my people: Listen to my voice; then I will be your … Continue reading

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I wish you a “Mary” Christmas!

From “One Bread, One Body” A “MARY,” MERRY CHRISTMAS “Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be…?’ ” –Luke 1:34 To have a true Christmas, to meet Christ at Mass in a new, glorious way during the Christmas season, … Continue reading

Christians celebrating Halloween?

Can Catholics celebrate -Halloween? In this national radio interview, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio explains the origins of Halloween as a Christian rather than pagan celebration, as often supposed. Teresa Tomeo and Dr. Italy also discuss how Catholics can best use these … Continue reading

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Daddy, I need you…

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mt.10:14 Children are such a great blessing, but with this great blessing also comes great responsibility! Speaking only … Continue reading

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Why Mary? Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Mary, Model of Charity Pope Benedict XVI Mary’s greatness consists in the fact that she wants to magnify God, not herself. She is lowly: her only desire is to be the handmaid of the Lord (cf. Lk 1:38, 48). She … Continue reading

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