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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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Hit the road…for Jesus!

“I have been sent by the Lord Jesus Who appeared to you on the road.” –Acts 9:17 Saul went to Jerusalem and then to Damascus to arrest those who were “living according to the new way” (Acts 9:2). The exact … Continue reading

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But who do YOU say that I am?

Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the … Continue reading

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Do you dare?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? Being a disciple means living the Gospel: How are you living the Gospel?

Heart of Jesus, burning with love for me, inflame my heart…

“The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” –Rm 5:5  The Church celebrates the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus…. Why?  Because the Church continually mirrors in … Continue reading

Seeing & Being Seen…

Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 9 (Saturday)

NINTH DAY (Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost) Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee Adore, in Thy sevenfold gift, Descend; Give Them Comfort when they die; Give them Life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. … Continue reading

Preparing for Pentecost:Day 8 (Friday)

EIGHTH DAY (Friday, 7th Week of Easter) Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray! The Gift of Wisdom Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all the other … Continue reading

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

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018