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“A shoot shall sprout……..”

“A shoot shall spout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.” This excerpt from the 11th Chapter of the Book of Isaiah comprises the reading for today’s Morning Prayer in the Divine Office. Today, … Continue reading

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“Pro Orantibus Day” – Have you prayed for your contemplative religious yet today?

Wow, what a day! Today, we in the West (Roman Catholic Church) celebrate the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This celebration is unique in that it is one of the few memorials also commemorated on the same day by … Continue reading

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Relics and Treasures

 Recently, the family “Cedar Chest” was opened and I was allowed to comb through some of the family heirlooms and artifacts. The “Cedar Chest” is not opened very often, making the moments when it is unsealed unforgettable. It is truly … Continue reading

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Novena to the Holy Spirit (Day 9)

Novena to the Holy Spirit Ninth Day The fruits of the Holy Spirit  “The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the supernatural virtues by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to divine inspiration. As we grow in the … Continue reading

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Novena to the Holy Spirit (Day 8)

Novena to the Holy Spirit Eighth Day The Gift of Wisdom  “Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all other virtues, Wisdom is the most perfect of the gifts. Of wisdom it is written “all good things came to … Continue reading

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Novena to the Holy Spirit (Day 7)

Novena to the Holy Spirit Seventh Day The Gift of Counsel   “The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must be done, especially in difficult circumstances. Counsel applies the … Continue reading

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Novena to the Holy Spirit (Day 6)

 Imagine yourself in the Citadel with the Apostles just after Jesus has Ascended to His Father. Consider the anxiety and bewilderment present in the room. You Contemplate how the Master, after teaching and counseling for three years, after dying on … Continue reading

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