Work of Silence

Though we didn’t begin our Lenten journey together last week, we are nonetheless, together on the 40-day journey to Easter, the greatest celebration in the Catholic church. Sunday’s Gospel gave an interesting twist on the inconvenience or lack of phone and internet some of us experienced last week – the work of silence. […]

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The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

“To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ.” ~ Pope St. John Paul II

The Holy Rosary. What a gift. The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. From its very humble beginnings as a gift from Mary to St. Dominic in 1206  to Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, entitled Rosarium Virgins Mariae, introducing the “luminous mysteries”, the Rosary is one of the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation. […]

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The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Today we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi. He is one of the first saints whom we learn about in school. St. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Roman Catholic history. He founded the Franciscan Order of friars and the women’s Order of the Poor Ladies, now known as the Poor Clares. He and St. Catherine of Siena are the patron saints of Italy. […]

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Respect for Life Month

This year, in the Year of St. Joseph, we are asked to look to St. Joseph, Defender of Life. He didn’t hesitate to follow God’s will of faithfully caring for and protecting Jesus and the Blessed Mother, Mary. With St. Joseph as our witness and mentor, we are called to care for, protect, and defend the lives of our brothers and sisters. […]

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