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An Advent Prayer (Advent 2015)

  Sweet Infant Jesus, I bring to you this day, and all the days of Advent, my heart, my love, my very life, together with those little acts of self denial and sacrifice, made in your honor, and of which … Continue reading

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December 12th -Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Actual Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica in Mexico City On December 9th, 10th, and 12th of 1531, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego. Saint … Continue reading

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Advent 2015: A Season of Hope and Conversion

Tomorrow is the Second Sunday of Advent. The Second Sunday of Advent starts off the second week of Advent. The advent season consists of four weeks during which we prepare ourselves in a special way for the coming of Jesus.  The … Continue reading

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The Coming of Jesus Christ

“The first reading from today’s Mass (Sunday, September 6th) is from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. The prophet Isaiah consoles the people of Israel by telling them about the coming Messiah. “Thus says the LORD: Say to those whose … Continue reading

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day

Love for God and loving others   29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, … Continue reading

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Advent 2014: A Season of Hope and Conversion

Today begins the second of the four weeks of the season of Advent, in which we prepare ourselves in a special way for the coming of Jesus.  The word Advent means ‘coming.’ Firstly, we prepare ourselves to celebrate Christmas, the historical birth of … Continue reading

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Living a holy life: Reflections on Today’s Sunday Mass Readings

Today’s Sunday Mass readings have several themes. We will talk about two of those key themes in depth. 1. Rejecting a life of sin and turning to God Excerpt from the first reading: “Seek the LORD while He may be found, … Continue reading

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Trust in God

  Trust in God is an essential virtue that comes from faith in God. Trust in God frees us from fear, worry, and anxiety. Thus, trusting God is essential for true and enduring peace of heart, hope, and perseverance. Since … Continue reading

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An Advent Prayer

  Sweet Infant Jesus, I bring to you this day, and all the days of Advent, my heart, my love, my very life, together with those little acts of self denial and sacrifice, made in your honor, and of which … Continue reading

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Advent 2013: A Season of Hope!

Tomorrow will begin the third of the four weeks of the season of Advent, in which we prepare ourselves in a special way for the coming of Jesus.  The word Advent means ‘coming.’ Firstly, we prepare ourselves to celebrate Christmas, the historical … Continue reading

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December 12th ~ Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On December 9th, 10th, and 12th of 1531, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego. Saint Juan Diego was an indigenous man who recently converted to Catholicism. (The Spanish had … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Rosary~October 7th

  Today, October 7th, is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary! Our Lady herself gave St. Dominic the Most Holy Rosary in 1214. St. Dominic was in anguish over his then unsuccessful efforts at converting non-believers. Our Lady appeared … Continue reading

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Psalm 84:11-12

          11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;he bestows favor and honor.No good thing does the Lord withholdfrom those who walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts,happy is everyone who trusts in you. Psalm … Continue reading

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Matthew 16:26

  26 “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26 13 “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or … Continue reading

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This is the day the Lord has made!

“This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it.” ~ Psalm 118:24 It is important to remember that today is so precious. Each day is precious! We can rejoice because God Himself makes … Continue reading

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