All Souls Day Conference

All Souls Day 2021 Having a day to pray for the souls of the faithful departed began in the monasteries where the deceased monks were remembered in Masses, the Divine Office and by reciting 150 Our Fathers.  Souls in Purgatory are often permitted to visit family, friends and the altars where they assisted at Mass. …

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The Marks Of the Saints

All Saints Day 2021, Evening It is natural for us to seek the help of our friends when trying to accomplish something.  This is what we do with our heavenly friends, the saints, as well. Today honors all the unknown saints with their own feast day. Our chapel has the Beatitudes intermingled with the statues…

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Humility Of All The Saints

All Saints Day 2021 The Church always celebrated groups of saints and today’s feast includes all the saints.  In the seventh century the pagan Pantheon was consecrated to God and the relics of the saints in the catecombs were brought to this temple for veneration and honoring.  God gave this feast so we thank Him…

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God Is The Solution

20th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 It is important not to waste time especially with today’s technology which causes many distractions.  It is more common now for people to be depressed, sad and lonely more than at other times in the past.  This is because they are not looking to God and the Blessed Mother.  Especially…

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Attributes Of God

19th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today is also the feast of the “greatest saint of modern times”, St. Therese.  The Gospel for this Mass demonstrates the mercy and justice of God in the parable of the wedding feast.  Those were punished for mistreating the messengers thus fulfilling God’s justice.  God’s mercy was shown to those…

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Quis Ut Deus?

Feast Of St. Michael The Archangel Today’s new vestment is a beautiful depiction of St. Michael defeating the devil who rebelled against God.  St. Michael received his name from his response to Lucifer’s challenge to the Blessed Trinity.  The leader of the good angels asked “who is like God” (Quis ut Deus)? And that became…

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Sign Of Contradiction

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2021 Crucifixion was an ancient form of torture and execution which was designed to horrify the people and deter anyone from imitating the criminal’s behavior.  All this changed when Our Lord saved us by dying on His Cross.  Now this means of death became our means of life while also…

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Humility And Love Are Related

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today also commemorates the feast of the Holy Name of Mary which was moved to September 12th because of the miraculous victory of the Christians in saving Europe from the Turks in 1683.  Invoking Our Lady’s name is a powerful aid to our spiritual combat as well.  Today’s Mass begins…

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Vessel Of Election

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2021 Profession of Sr. Josepha All profession days are beautiful moments for our religious communities and for the people.  Today is also unique and reminiscent of Jesus’ words about St. Paul at his conversion, “I will teach him to suffer for My Name”.   This joyful day is also a…

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