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Category Archives: Feast Days

Obedience to God Alone: St. Maximilian Kolbe

A remarkable book came my way recently by a Polish Carmelite priest named Fr. Ladislaus Kluz, OCD. Kolbe and the Kommandant: Two Worlds inRead more »

Two Hearts Bond: The Sacred and the Immaculate

There exists an incredible bond between the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, something that I had never reallyRead more »

The Feast of the Annunciation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paolo_de_Matteis_-_The_Annunciation.jpg Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. Usually this isRead more »

Happy Lupercalia, Saints, Valentines, Birthday

What connection could possibly exist among a bawdy Roman fertility festival, the deaths of holy saints, a sentimental holiday, and theRead more »

Holy Mother of God: A Litany for Women

For the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2013. For Carla, because she showed us how to follow the Blessed VirginRead more »

Merry Christmas!!

Today is the day our Lord is born – Alleluia!! Scripture for Christmas can be found at the USCCB’s website. In the same spiritRead more »

The Immaculate Conception: Christ’s First Gift to Mary His Mother

One of the most beautiful scenes that God, through nature, provides us with are sunrises.  At the distant horizon you see before arising aRead more »

Get Ready to Celebrate St. Lucia’s Day!

I’m Scandinavian with Viking roots–or at least, that’s what my 6’4″ Nordic father claimed. So every year, ourRead more »

Advent – Don’t Rush! It’s not Christmas Yet!

It’s Not Christmas! A friend recently bemoaned her inability to ‘get into the Christmas spirit’. Her discomfiture was painfully evidentRead more »

Vietnam, Lepers and Vocations

On the eve of the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs, a story of Vietnam seemed appropriate. About half-way up the Eastern coast of Vietnam,Read more »

Saints Remind Us to Choose Joy

The first All Saints Day I celebrated was also my most memorable: I gave birth to our firstborn child, Honor. It had been a harrowing,Read more »

The Seven Sorrows of Mary, our Mother

If we are temples of the Holy Ghost; if we are made members of the Body of Seven Sorrows of Mary, Our Lady of Quito found at Nunc Coepi,Read more »

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

In scripture, the theme of God’s mercy is strong.  In fact, Psalm 136 tells us that “God’s mercy endures forever”Read more »

“The Gentiles shall walk in Thy light, and kings in the brightness of Thy rising.”

Have you ever heard the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?  In it, the gifts get more extravagant as the days of Christmas wear on,Read more »

Our Lady of Guadalupe: More than an oversized truck decal

Disclaimer: The reference to the truck decal is not an admonishment of the use of the truck decal.  It is by my own personal experienceRead more »

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