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About KJ JMJ

Hello. My name is Ken. I have been discerning the Call for quite a long time, since I was knee high and my Grandpa took me to Holy Hill. I am particularly discerning a vocation as a Discalced Carmelite Friar. I hope this blog offers some assistance to you in discerning your own vocation. Please visit this blog often and journey with me as we all discover the call that God has given to each us.

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Well, it certainly has been a while since I posted anything. I just wanted to let you know why. In fact, I have entered college seminary in 2014 and I am now half way through my Junior year. Unfortunately, one … Continue reading

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54 Day Rosary Novena for Peace in Ukraine

In light of the present Ukrainian crisis, and realizing that there really are no advantageous “human solutions” to the current disturbing situation, I believe it is imperative that we take advantage of our only effectual means of solving this calamity … Continue reading

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“Why We March………”

One week ago today, I was arriving in Washington D.C. with my group from the great state of Wisconsin to participate in the 41st. annual March for Life. It was a tremendous blessing and honor to again attend this event. … Continue reading

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“You are the All Beautiful, O Mary!”

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. As Catholics, we believe that Mary, the Holy Mother of God, was preserved, by the grace of God, before-hand from all stain of original sin. Pope Pius IX so beautifully said, … Continue reading

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Novena to St. Teresa of Avila

Hello everybody! As you all know, the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila is coming up on October 15th. St. Teresa is the Foundress – the “Holy Mother” – of the Discalced Carmelite Order. She is a great saint, Mystic … Continue reading

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Happy Feast of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face!

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of a remarkable woman. Pope Saint Pius X acclaimed her to be the “Greatest Saint of Modern Times.” Yet in her life she was a simple, humble Carmelite Nun; unknown to everyone except her … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother and Queen of the Apostles–Be With Us!

“Jesus Christ is counting on you! The Church is counting on you! The Pope is counting on you! May Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always accompany you with her tenderness: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Amen.” … Continue reading

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