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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The Final Call

But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour. (Matthew 25-12-13) Most of my adult life, I have prayed that God would give me advance notice of my impending death. As I prayed for that gift, it

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Growing Up – Anti-Semitism on the Rise

Guest Post by Supertradmum 1965 was the twentieth anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials, which were held between 1945-1949. These trials brought criminals from the Nazi regime to justice. I was 16 years old, and my brother, Ed, was 15, when some television programs highlighted this anniversary of the most famous war-trials in

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Chris Cuomo’s Lost Opportunity as a Father

CNN television personality, Chris Cuomo recently created a great stir with his vulgarity filled rant in which he threatened a man who called him Fredo. There were calls for his firing or resignation and some who came to his defense, including Sean Hannity. To his credit, Chris did come out and apologize for his behavior

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The Great Sin of Complaining

This post was submitted by our friend Supertradmum. Please pray for her as she faces her final days on earth. As some of you know, I am dying of cancer. Now, most of us who are chronically ill may be tempted to complain. Although I do not have a habit of complaining, this past week,

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A Dad’s Perspective – Suck It Up Buttercup – The Road to Sanctity and Children Filled with Joy and Hope!

For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work. Do everything without grumbling or questioning (Philippians 2:13-14) Many of us may have all heard the old saying, “Life is tough and then you die.” This is a simple truism. Not a complaint, mind you, but

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