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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Preparing for Pentecost: Day 6 (Wednesday)

SIXTH DAY (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter) If Thou take Thy grace away, nothing pure in man will stay, All his good is turn’d to ill. The Gift of Understanding Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us … Continue reading

Preparing for Pentecost: Day 5 (Tuesday)

FIFTH DAY (Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter) Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill! The Gift of Knowledge The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluate created things at their true … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 4 (Monday)

FOURTH DAY (Monday, 7th Week of Easter) Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe. The Gift of Fortitude The Gift of Fortitude. By the gift of Fortitude the soul is … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost – Day 3, Ascension Sunday

THIRD DAY (7th Sunday of Easter) Thou, of all consolers best, Visiting the troubled breast, Dost refreshing peace bestow. The Gift of Piety The gift of Piety begets in our hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost – Day 2 – Saturday

SECOND DAY (Saturday, 6th Week of Easter) Come. Father of the poor. Come, treasures which endure; Come, Light of all that live! The Gift of Fear The gift of Fear fills us with a sovereign respect for God, and makes … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Novena, Day 1

FIRST DAY (Friday, 6th Week of Easter) Holy Spirit! Lord of Light! From Your clear celestial height, Your pure beaming radiance give! The Holy Spirit Only one thing is important — eternal salvation. Only one thing, therefore, is to be … Continue reading

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If I do not go…

Jesus goes, so that the Holy Spirit can come Jesus said to his disciples: “Now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I told you … Continue reading

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Living the “us” in Jesus…

Bring on the Jesus team! “…and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians…” (Acts 11:26). In a talk given by Pope Francis, he warned about those who seek to promote themselves instead of Jesus and His … Continue reading

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Moms…

Mothers are special people, with a special vocation in life.  They form, develop, care,and nourish their children.  A mother’s influence carries on far longer than she can imagine.  Her need for good role models and intercessors is not only important, … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about May & Mary…

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Talking about Mary, is kind of like that… If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May Crowning. If … Continue reading

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018