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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Laetare: We should be joyful, we know the outcome…

We know that Christ has won our salvation for us…We have reason to be joyful!  If only we faithfully accept God’s great & loving gift. Let us, therefore, be faithful to the One who has loved us unto death.  The … Continue reading

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Lent: A time to look at 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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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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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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Darkness: Is it to be feared?

As I was reading a reflection by Bishop Barron for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, I took a moment to pause and meditate on his focus on “Faith & darkness.”   In the morning when I wake up, I love the … Continue reading

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Temptation: Ours & Jesus’

“In answer to modern requests for signs and wonders, Our Lord might say, ‘You repeat Satan’s temptation, whenever you admire the wonders of science, and forget that I am the Author of the Universe and its science. Your scientists are … Continue reading

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Lent: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return. Gen 3:19. Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.. Mk 1:15  Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that … Continue reading

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