Tag: Advent

A Call To Religious Life

Something amazing is happening in Lafayette, Louisiana. Our area is seeing a growing wave of male and female vocations. Today, we have 42 seminarians, of which most of the diocese is aware. What many don’t know is there are a ground swell of young ladies answering the call to religious life. Ground zero for many

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Into a Small Silence

Those who know the documentary on the Carthusians, Into Great Silence, which many of us saw in 2007, after its release in December of 2006, recall the beauty of Grand Chartreuse, the elegance of the mountain monastery, holding the simple lives of those soldiers of Christ who dedicate themselves to prayer, sacrifice and suffering for

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Update on Helping The Nuns at Tyburn

Dear Friends & Benefactors, Thank you for your support and interest in our heating and hot water situation.     As many of you are interested in the progress, I would like to give you an update: We have, thanks to your generosity, raised to date about £116 000 out of the £144 000 needed, therefore leaving £28 000 more to

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Advent Fasting

The pre-Nativity fast is often called “Phillip’s Fast” because it begins on the day after the feast of St. Phillip.  The fast was introduced to prepare the Church for a worthy celebration of the great and holy day of the Birth of Christ. The regulations for the fast were far more lenient than the Great

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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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A Gift of God’s Grace – A Wish Granted

Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. (Wisdom 4:13-14) The now quiet old man has grown accustomed to the deepening heat of spring that has accompanied him throughout the

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Be Watchful! Prepare for the Coming of Christ.

What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’” (Mark 13:37) With the passing of the Thanksgiving holiday all eyes turn toward Christmas. Here in South Louisiana, the climate drifts from damp and dreary to cool and crisp and then back again. Bright rose colored camellias will come to life very need the halfway

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