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Celebrating, Sharing, & Living the Word, Christ Jesus in 2019

All of us! Let’s Plan how we can celebrate, live, & share the Word in 2019! Holy Mother Church believes that she should celebrate the saving work of her divine Spouse in a sacred commemoration on certain days throughout the … Continue reading

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The Cross of Christ…

September 14th: Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross The cross is Christ’s glory and triumph Discourse of St Andrew of Crete: We are celebrating the feast of the cross which drove away darkness and brought in the light. … Continue reading

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When your faith is battered & bruised…

“My Faith can’t be shaken!” I have to say, this statement strikes me as completely ridiculous, and a recipe for losing your Faith entirely. While it is a nice sentiment, one has only to have been a Christian or a member … Continue reading

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Guiding our children (& others) in the right direction

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. —CS Lewis     3 Key sources for teaching & guiding our children: 1. Scripture Introduce your … Continue reading

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Saints & Souls…

Come, let us worship our God, who is glorified in the assembly of his saints. Excerpts from a sermon by Saint Bernard, abbot. Let us make haste to our brethren who are awaiting us Why should our praise and glorification, … Continue reading

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Birthdays: A time to reflect, a time to be grateful…

Birthdays, for me, are a great time to reflect on our lives, our struggles, & our blessings.  It not only gives us a chance to do a “look back” on our lives, but it is also a great opportunity to … Continue reading

What do we do in the wake of a tragedy?

During those times when it seems that evil & tragedy are more widespread than ever before, it is important to remember that there IS MORE. As Christians, we know the outcome of the battle between good & evil. As Christians, … Continue reading

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What makes a life successful?

Like the young man in the Gospel story, perhaps you too are experiencing situations of uncertainty, anxiety or suffering, and are yearning for something more than a life of mediocrity. It makes you ask yourselves: “What makes a life successful? … Continue reading

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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Where is my Lord? — The Easter Season continues…

Where is my Lord? Greetings in Christ! As the Easter Season continues, I think back to my childhood.  Growing up, one of my family’s traditions was the hiding of Easter baskets and Easter eggs. When we got home from Easter … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018