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The Mystery of Fatima Print E-mail
Friday, 30 June 2017 14:35

On Oct. 13, 2017, Catholics from around the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal. I am sure that most of us know the story but, in case you have forgotten, allow me to refresh your memory.

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Have You Considered a Retreat? Print E-mail
Friday, 02 June 2017 13:32

“His reputation continued to grow and large crowds would gather to hear him and to have their sickness cured, but he would always go off to some place where he could be alone and pray.” (Luke 5: 15-16)

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May, the Month of Mary Print E-mail
Friday, 05 May 2017 13:16

May is often called “the Month of Mary.” Why? How did that custom originate?


Church historians tell us that during the Middle Ages, a tradition arose of a “Tricesimum,” or 30 days of devotion to Mary.  The centerpiece of the devotion was the recitation of the rosary but the Tricesimum was celebrated at different times of the year in different places.

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Walking with the Lord to Resurrection Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:53

Liturgical theologian Peter Mazar once wrote: “For three days Esther fasted and Judith kept vigil, the exiles came home to Jerusalem, and the Hebrews marched to the waters of Marah. For three days darkness afflicted the Egyptians, Jonah was entombed in the belly of a fish, and Paul waited in blindness. On the third day Abraham offered his firstborn son, God came down in fire and wind upon Sinai, the boy Jesus was found in ‘his Father’s house,’ and the man Jesus ‘performed the first of his signs at Cana in Galilee.”

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