Spirit Of The New Law

Pentecost Sunday 2022 Sunday is a day sanctified by God.  From the creations of the angels to the Resurrection of Our Lord, and now the feast of Pentecost, this day has been made holy in a special way.  The Holy Ghost descended upon that small group of disciples to institute the New Law and inspire…

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God Wants Our Whole Heart

Sunday After The Ascension 2022 We, as Catholics, must not lead a double life.  God desires our whole heart.  When we are told that we must “watch in prayer,” this means that we must be on guard against both the enemy and occasions of sin.  What a wonderful reward we are offered for the practice…

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We Become Christ’s Home

4th Sunday After Easter 2022 “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” In hearing these words, we must remember that this refers to unjust anger. The irascible passion of anger, when justified, is not only important but even necessary. This is why we are told to, “be angry, and sin not.” The…

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Easter Joy

Easter Sunday 2022 Lent has passed by quickly but we take away the lesson that the “Imitation of Christ” reiterates for us that we win heaven by work and suffering.  With the Resurrection we share in the happiness of being with Our Lord once again.  Christ has proved that He conquered sin by overcoming its…

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The Devil Hates Us

First Sunday In Lent 2022 This Friday begins Stations of the Cross and this is an appropriate devotion for Lent that was begun by our Mother of Sorrows.  Fasting and abstinence began on Ash Wednesday and their origins go back to Noah.  These practices are essential to our Lenten retreat days.  This week is the feast…

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Lent Is A Season Of Joy

Ash Wednesday 2022 Septuagesima season has prepared us for this time of removing sin from our lives.  This should comfort us as we begin this time of penance.  When examining our conscience we should not look at self but at Our Lord crucified to realize the effects of our evil on Him.  Lent is the…

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You Will Die the Death

Septuagesima Sunday 2022 This is the beginning of the Septuagesima season as we transition from the joys of Christmas towards the sorrows of Holy Week and the glories of the Resurrection.  The stational church for today is St. Lawrence outside the Walls which reminds us of the death we inherit from Adam and Eve because…

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We Belong In Heaven

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2022 From the life of St. Raymund of Pennafort we learn that it is never too late to follow a life of holiness.  This Mass reminds us that we do not belong here below but above with God in heaven.  Therefore we should pray always with that intention and separate ourselves…

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Priest After The Heart of Christ

Ember Friday In Advent 2021 & Profession Day Congratulations for bravery, fearlessness and confidence in God as you pledge yourself to our religious community in the pursuit of sanctity and infused prayer. This is your next step on the road to the priesthood.  Follow St. Paul’s advice to forget what is past and strain forward…

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Preserved Immaculate

Feast Of The Immaculate Conception 2021 Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854 after years of preparation and prayer.  In the encyclical that contains the definition the pope begins to prove the truth of the doctrine by showing that the liturgy of the Church from its earliest days honored Our…

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