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Respecting the Real Presence through Silence and the Obligation to Stay for the Whole Mass

Here are two great tips/reminders for when you go to Mass this Sunday concerning proper reverence for the Real Presence of Our Lord and how to properly fulfill your Sunday obligation: Silence Many people view time after Mass as a … Continue reading

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The Mystical Body of Christ Bears the Cross of Christ

“Simon represents all of us. As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, we should all help Jesus to carry His Cross.”—Dom Columba Marmion, O.S.B. Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday & Lent

Wishing you all a blessed Ash Wednesday and Lent! Please remember to practice fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and abstinence on all Fridays in Lent. Continue reading

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A Reflection on St. Francis de Sales’ “On Creation”—by Cameron Daly

In my Natural Theology class last semester, I was blessed to get to read and reflect on an excerpt from St. Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life concerning God’s act of creation (included as a link). I have … Continue reading

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What do you Find at the Foot of a Christmas Tree?—by Cameron Daly

What did you find around the foot of your Christmas tree this year? I imagine you may have found any number of things. I found a robot called “Vector” that reminds me of the old Irish song “Marvelous Toy.” (https://youtu.be/047P7U5ev_E) … Continue reading

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“Gossiping = Demonstrating Your Own Stupidity,” by Cameron Daly

Though I can’t say for sure that this is accepted as definitive Church teaching,* St. Ignatius of Loyola gave us a very helpful way to consider the act of gossiping—i.e., one that may strongly discourage us from it: “Nothing should … Continue reading

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“Obedience and Patience”—by Cameron Daly

“[The religious] must realize that all who are in the convent are no more than workmen whom God has set there solely that they may fashion and polish him as regards mortification”—St. John of the Cross, “Counsels to a Religious for the Attainment of Perfection,” 3. Continue reading

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