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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday, March 30th: Day of Prayer & Fasting

Prayer is the ultimate source of our strength – for without God, we can do nothing; but with God, all things are possible.” The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics and “all people of faith” across the nation to observe March … Continue reading

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A call to know the Truth & be renewed in Spirit

Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (jn.8:31) Lord Jesus, as we continue … Continue reading

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God come to my assistance …

God come to my assistance, Lord make haste to help me. The invocation above is how each hour of the daily prayer of the Church begins.  When speaking of the need for prayer, we are reminded that we cannot pray … Continue reading

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Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground & dies…

Click on image for a video meditation. 5th Sunday of Lent: The Journey Continues      From the Gospel of John: Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and … Continue reading

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To us He is the censure of our thoughts…

The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright: “Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Lord’s Passion

Contemplating the Lord’s Passion:  A Sermon by Pope St. Leo the Great Click on image for a video station meditation. True reverence for the Lord’s passion means fixing the eyes of our heart on Jesus crucified and recognizing in him … Continue reading

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Do you want to be well?

Will being well require something of us? There was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay … Continue reading

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Universal yet virtually unknown – St Joseph

St Joseph: A descendant of the house of David, Joseph was the earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the foster and adoptive father of Jesus Christ.  He is the patron saint of the universal Church.  His feast day … Continue reading

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Things to think & pray about…

The Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent offers a few”snippets” to think & pray about.  I have bolded them, and once again I offer them to you to read over meditatively – see what God is saying to you … Continue reading

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Love the Lord

Gospel of Mark, Ch.12 One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall … Continue reading

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