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An Advent Reflection on the Blessed Virgin

At the center of God’s great redemptive plan is Mary, chosen, loved, and offered as the mother of the Messiah and as an exemplar for all who follow him. God foretold the coming of the Messiah by the Virgin Mary through the prophet Isaiah, and in keeping with this plan of redemption, in the fullness […]

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Pope Francis and the Spirituality of Christmas

What kind of love does Advent/Christmas call us to remember and to imitate? Christian life intersects with, is illuminated by, and revolves around the two great mysteries of Christmas and Easter. At Christmas we celebrate the mystery of the incarnation — the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. During Holy Week and Easter, we focus on […]

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Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Precious Pearl

Parables were integral to Jesus’ teaching ministry. His stories engaged the minds and hearts of his listeners and revealed the deeper meaning of their lives and God’s power at work in and around them. This parable concerning the Pearl of Great Price (Mt 13:45-46) is twin with that of the Hidden Treasure, but it has […]

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Counsels for Spiritual Life from Saint Peter Julian Eymard

Leave the Past to His Goodness and Sanctify the Present The Apostle of the Eucharist was also a guide to the interior life and to Eucharistic spirituality for many. In a letter to Ms. Giguet on July 20, 1856, Father Eymard urges her to accept the cross of the physical pain she is suffering as […]

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From Devotions to a More Devoted Life

How can we grow toward the devout life, true devotion to God? The Catholic Church has a rich range and a variety of devotions. By devotions, we mean set prayers, rather than mental prayer, which are prayed regularly. Some are private, prayed in the quiet of one’s home. Others are recited, prayed with a group […]

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Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Leaven

Parables were integral to Jesus’ teaching ministry. His stories engaged the minds and hearts of his listeners and revealed the deeper meaning of their lives and God’s power at work in and around them. Jesus habitually drew his parables from the scenes and activities of everyday life. He set before his hearers things that were […]

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Counsels for Spiritual Life from Saint Peter Julian Eymard

In the Service of God, Fidelity and Generosity Are Necessary The Apostle of the Eucharist was also a guide to the interior life and to Eucharistic spirituality for many. In a letter to Mathilde Giraud Jordan on August 27, 1867, Father Eymard invites her to constancy in trials and reminds her of the two great […]

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On the 150th Anniversary of the Passing of the Apostle of the Eucharist

Saint Peter Julian Eymard died on August 1, 1868, ending a remarkable journey of Eucharistic service in the same small town where it had begun. “A memorial gravestone marks the first burial place of Peter Julian Eymard whose grave was located in the cemetery [of La Mure] from the time of his death in 1868 […]

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Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Wheat Among the Weeds

Parables were integral to Jesus’ teaching ministry. His stories engaged the minds and hearts of his listeners and revealed the deeper meaning of their lives and God’s power at work in and around them. With this installment of Pondering the Parables, we move from the Gospel of Mark to the Gospel of Matthew. In contrast to […]

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A Poetry Retreat

The Wedding Feast of Cana For Team 24 Four panels in Arcabas’ polyptych but the mystery dazzles with simplicity. Water into fine wine and Mary at the heart of the banquet puzzle. Waiters do as they are told; steward tastes the selection; groom chastised for keeping the best to the last. Brilliant pastel colors tell […]

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