Tag Archives: Bishop David L. Ricken

God Bless America!

So, everyone, let me simply state the facts. There’s a very important election, coming up in just a few short days; an election that could possibly be the most defining for this great nation since its birth. I’ve not even … Continue reading

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You are all beautiful, O Mary; in you there is no trace of original sin.

 Hello everyone. Today is a day of great rejoicing and celebration. 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 … Continue reading

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“O Queen of Heaven, Hasten the Advent of your Son.”

   Hello everyone! Today is Saturday, the day of the week dedicated to the Blessed Mother. It is also First Saturday. Would you please join me in honoring our Mother using this prayer which I penned?  O Queen of Heaven, … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Good Help – History of the Shrine and the Marian Apparitions (Part 9)

                         Hello everyone; this weekend I had the great honor of serving as Bishop Ricken’s Miter and Crosier Bearer as he celebrated the Mass in commemoration of the 152 anniversary of the Marian Apparitions at the Shrine of Our … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Good Help – History of the Shrine and the Marian Apparitions (Part 1)

 I promised a while back that I would post a little history about the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. I intend to do so by posting the story (hopefully on Tuesdays) in several parts  throughout the rest of the … Continue reading

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