Tag Archives: martyrdom

“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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“Woman, Behold Your Son.”

Wow, what a week for someone discerning the Call as a Discalced Carmelite Friar and a Priest! Yesterday, we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Mary is the model Carmelite – her life of fruitful prayer is … Continue reading

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Novena to the Holy Spirit (Day 4)

   When the Holy Spirit – the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity – seals us in the Sacrament of Confirmation, He brings Seven Gifts. One of these gifts is the Gift of Fortitude, which strengthens us against temptation and … Continue reading

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“The Word was made man; He lived among us.”

  Hello everyone. Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family; and we are given an opportunity to reflect on the sanctity of marriage and life. The family, rooted in a faithful Christian marriage is the earthly manifestation of … Continue reading

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She lived her life as a hymn to her Savior, and was found worthy to prove her loyalty by martyrdom.

 Hello everyone. I apologize for posting so late, I just finished my violin lesson. Were it not for today’s feast, the thought of blogging about my music lesson would most certainly never have crossed my mind. However, as I mentioned, … Continue reading

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