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St. Barbara

Share the post “St. Barbara” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Lived during the 3rd Century. Because of her beauty her father attempted to shield her by locking her in a tower; only her teachers could see her. Her conversion to Christianity enraged her father … Continue reading

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St. Francis Xavier

Share the post “St. Francis Xavier” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint 1506-1552 One of the first Jesuits. Established missions in India, South East Asia & Japan. Patron of the foreign missions.

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The Season of Advent

Share the post “The Season of Advent” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The season of Advent is an important season in the Liturgical Calendar. The season of Advent encompasses the four weeks prior to Christmas. The word Advent derives from the Latin word adventus, … Continue reading

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The First Sunday of Advent

Share the post “The First Sunday of Advent” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Jesus said to his disciples:“As it was in the days of Noah,so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.In those days before the flood,they were eating and … Continue reading

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Quid Pro Quo by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Quid Pro Quo by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Latin is back in the headlines! This ancient mode of communication has had an amazing and long life. Not bad for a supposedly dead language! In the current impeachment debate, … Continue reading

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Christian Humanism by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Christian Humanism by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In the perennial debate at Christmastime regarding how to refer to this great feast that has been largely secularized, we often do not realize that the word often put forth as … Continue reading

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Worth Waiting For by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Worth Waiting For by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Toward the end of the liturgical cycle (it begins on the First Sunday of Advent and ends with the Solemnity of Christ the King), we are asked to think about … Continue reading

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Growing Old by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Growing Old by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Often times, people in their elder years have said to me (usually after telling me of their aches and pains): “Don’t get old!” It’s a funny expression because we don’t have … Continue reading

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The Unwanted Power by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Unwanted Power by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the most uncomfortable things about our internal life as Christians is anger. We often confess it because we feel it often and it makes us very uncomfortable. It … Continue reading

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False Dichotomies by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “False Dichotomies by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint When Martin Luther said, “Here I stand, I can do no other”, he established a leading Protestant Principle of making a choice in an ‘either/or’ context. It is either one or … Continue reading

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