Tag Archives: Holy Hill

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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Ave Crux, Spes Unica – Hail Cross, Only Hope!

Hello everyone, Happy feast day, especially to all Carmelites! Today we celebrate the feast of the great Carmelite sister and martyr, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (also known by her birth name, Edith Stein). Edith was a brilliant woman … 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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!!!Happy Birthday, Your Holiness!!!

   “Happy Birthday Holy Father!” That’s right, today, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his 85th. birthday. On this day, 85 years ago, in Marktl, Bavaria, Germany, Mr. Joseph Ratzinger Sr. and Mrs. Maria Ratzinger welcomed their little boy, … 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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The saints will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father, alleluia.

 Hello everyone; happy feast day to all. Indeed today should be a day of great celebration for all of us, for today we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. “All Saints Day” – today, we join in celebration with all … Continue reading

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