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April 23, 2019

Ten ways to deepen our relationship with God

Over the years I’ve heard from many good people who want a closer relationship with God.  But they’re stymied by what they perceive as God’s silence.  What they often mean, without knowing it, is that they’d like God to do…
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ApparitionsJesus
April 23, 2019

The structure and meaning of the Mass

The Mass: Structure and Meaning Introductory Rites The Mass begins with the entrance song. The celebrant and other ministers enter in procession and reverence the altar with a bow and/or a kiss. The altar is a symbol of Christ at…
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Mary
April 23, 2019

Four ‘awesome’ facts about Our Lady of Guadalupe

Here’s four awesome facts about the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 1. It has qualities that are humanly impossible to replicate. Made primarily of cactus fibers, a tilma was typically of very poor quality and had a rough surface, making it difficult enough to wear,…
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April 20, 2019

Five Marian Titles To Encourage Your Devotion To The Blessed Mother

There’s nothing more consoling than to find refreshment in the arms of our heavenly mother, Mary. When we doubt or feel abandoned by God, turning to Mary under specific titles dispenses particular graces to our wounded and weary hearts. She…
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April 20, 2019

HOW TO UNDERSTAND RELICS

Relics are holy objects that are venerated by the Church. This is not to be confused with worship. We worship God alone, but we recognize certain objects in a way that inspires us. In sacred Scripture, we read that miracles often…
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Lives of Saints
April 20, 2019

Snatch Faith From The Fire: St. Jude’s Notre Dame Lesson

Holy Week and the Notre Dame Cathedral fire teach the same lesson: Tragedy exists to teach us faith and heroism. It’s right there in Sacred Scripture, in the letter of St. Jude. First, though: A lot of people have shared…
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Lives of Saints
April 20, 2019

St. Joseph And C.S. Lewis: What fathers and stepfathers can learn from them

Can anyone imagine what was going through the mind of St. Joseph as he discovered the responsibilities he had? Coming to realize that his wife was pregnant with the Son of God, he would be responsible for safeguarding, supporting, and…
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Lives of Saints
April 20, 2019

St Joan of Arc

St Joan of Arc is a figure known to almost everyone, so it is somewhat surprising to realize that she gained such fame in so short a period of time. Her mission began in the year 1428, and she won…
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Lives of Saints
April 20, 2019

Claiming Hungary for the Faith: Stephen, Saint and King

The tale of Saint Stephen’s life and accomplishments is the tale of unending, carefully thought out work. He built and he secured what he built. He devised a strategy, a master plan – and he dedicated his life to carrying…
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ConversionsMarian Devotion
April 19, 2019

A powerful miracle granted through the use of a Marian Scapular

This example is not recorded in any book, but a priest, a companion of mine, related it to me, as having happened to himself. Whilst this priest was hearing confessions in a certain church (for sufficient reasons he did not…
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