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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Jesus – return to the world as wise men to show Jesus to the world!

Wise Men, Return to the World “…we are like the 3 Wise Men who journeyed to Jesus. Now, like those Wise Men, we return to the world from which we came, to the everyday life where we will witness to … 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

Prepare the way…

Confession Guide for Adults EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE 1. I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me. -Do I give God time every day in prayer? -Do I seek to love Him with my whole … Continue reading

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Advent: Waiting for the Lord… Preparing the way!

Today I would like to share an Advent reflection for Fr. Robert Barron.  What practically can we do during the season of waiting and vigil keeping? What are some practices that might incarnate for us the Advent spirituality? I strongly … Continue reading

Am I not your mother? Mary in our lives…

Our Lady of Guadalupe The shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, near Mexico City, is one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage in North America. On December 9, 1531, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to an Indian convert, Juan … Continue reading

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