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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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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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Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Mother and Sister!

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel! Wow! What a beautiful day for rejoicing (and perhaps for giving my poor abandoned blog some new life)! Today we celebrate, with all of the Carmelites worldwide and with everyone who faithfully … Continue reading

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Happy Feast of Mary Help of Christians

On May 24th (the Feast of Mary Help of Christians), The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill celebrated it’s 150th “birthday.” This past weekend gave me time to reflect on Our Lady and … Continue reading

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“We are an Easter people………. Alleluia!”

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John: “Jesus said to His disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you … Continue reading

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“O daughter Zion, shout for joy…. your King shall come to you!”

This weekend, we celebrate Palm Sunday and commemorate Our Lord’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We also recall, as we listen to His Passion read aloud, how in a matter of days the crowd crying “Hosanna to the Son of David,” … Continue reading

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“All the kings of the world shall bow down in worship.”

Praise God! This is my first post of 2013! I am so grateful to God for another year and  eager to continue to be a part of the New Evangelization. I also deeply appreciate the kindness of those of you … Continue reading

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