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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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A graduation prayer.

 Alas, my poor abandoned blog! I apologize for my absence from cyberspace, I have been taking a sort of “retreat” from technology for the past couple of days.  It is the time for Gradations, and on this Saturday – the … Continue reading

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Happy Feast Day Mary Help of Christians!!!

 Hello everyone! Today we celebrate the Feast of Mary Help of Christians. This is one of my top ten favorite days of the year. I have always had a strong devotion to Our Lady under the title of “Mary Help … Continue reading

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“There is No Greater Love!”

 A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John;  “Jesus said: ‘I am the Good Shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his … Continue reading

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Fr. Cyril of the Mother of God’s version of “The Night before Christmas.”

 As everyone who follows my blog knows, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill and the Discalced Carmelite Friars, who serve at the Basilica, hold a very special place in my heart. As … Continue reading

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