Category: Meditation

Becoming a Bride of Christ

  On Sunday, September 15th my daughter professed her first vows as a bride of Christ in the religious order The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. The Mass and Profession was profoundly moving and beautiful. With the permission of Fr. Ruben Rios, who has been the novice sisters’ chaplain and spiritual

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Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

This Litany in honor of Jesus in His Most Precious Blood was drawn up by the Sacred Congregation of Rites and promulgated by Pope John XXIII on February 24, 1960. The devotion to Jesus in His most Precious Blood was first popularized by Saint Gaspar del Bufalo (1786-1837, feast Dec. 28) who founded the Missioners

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Fear Not – Death

In my recent post, The Final Call, I spoke about my recent heart attack and reflected on how we must be ready for our own final call and how I felt like Jesus had given me a second chance at life. Obviously, He has much more work to do on me before I am ready

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Lazarus and the Rich Man

Luke 16:19-31 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) 19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, 21 Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table,

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The Church is a Reflection of its Members

Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless, of course, you fail the test. (2 Corinthians 13:5) The Catholic Church appears to be in a crisis. A crisis, recognized by the moral failure many of its leaders. A crisis that often

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Prayer To Our Lady, Mother Of Divine Providence

Mary, Immaculate Virgin and Mother of divine Providence, keep my soul with the fulness of thy grace: do thou govern my life and direct it in the way of virtue to the fulfilment of the divine will. Obtain for me the pardon and remission of all my sins; be thou my refuge, my protection, my

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Happy Birthday, Mary!

Happy Birthday, Mary the Mother Of God, His mother and Mother of us all. Our hearts are filled with joy as we come to understand the great humility and sanctity with which you served God by becoming His mother. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him

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Praying in the Wasteland

On the Consecrated Life, Again At times in the Church, throughout the trials and tribulations of political interference with the life of the monasteries and convents, such as in the Protestant persecution under Elizabeth I and the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution, the religious orders gave witness through martyrdom. Those who read this

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