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The Year of St. Joseph: 33 Day Consecration

Year of Saint Joseph 12.08.2020 – 12.08.2021 * To increase our love for this great saint *To encourage us to implore his intercession *To imitate his virtues and his zeal   #Pope Francis Patris Corde Spiritual Readings * Matthew 1-2 *Luke 1-2 * Leo XIII...

“For God so loved the World”

Why do we observe this season of forty days that we call Lent?  The answer lies in the words we find in today’s gospel.  “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.”  Lent is given...

Those who serve in times of plague and pandemic.

In the January issue of ‘MAGNIFICAT” the editors set aside several pages to give a brief account of several saints who have served the sick and suffering during times of plague, pandemic, and other kinds of catastrophes.  I found these pages to be not only...

A Little Side Trip

Each year the church presents the gospel of the transfiguration on the Second Sunday of Lent.  When it actually took place had nothing to do with the Second Sunday of Lent it was simply one of those days when Jesus called aside Peter, James and John and invited...

Our Journey has Begun.

Just a few days ago we took our first steps on an annual journey that we call Lent.  Today we are at the first major stop in that journey, the very first Sunday among several that will lead u to the great week we call ‘Holy’ and then onto the celebration of the...

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Our Journey has Begun.

Just a few days ago we took our first steps on an annual journey that we call Lent.  Today we are at the first major stop in that journey, the very first Sunday among several that will lead u to the great week we call ‘Holy’ and then onto the celebration of the...

And Jesus was led into the desert.

Have you ever wondered when did Lent actually begin?  In the ancient church the notion of penance became a very popular part of Christian life.  Gradually periods of time for prayer and penance took on a more defined identity and in those early centuries a...

Heads Up! Look what’s coming!

That’s right, in just eleven days we will enter into another season of our liturgical year; the season of Lent.   February 17th will be Ash Wednesday and the Christian world will call us to begin this very special journey of prayer and penance, a time to...