Returning Love for Love

We know from the Catechism of the Catholic Church that the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, Second Person of the Holy Trinity, Son of Mary, True God and True Man. The Catechism also says, “At the Last Supper, on the night He was betrayed,…

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Christian Joy

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice” (Phil 4:4) is the exhortation of Saint Paul for the Christians of Philippi to remind them that their “commonwealth is in heaven” (3:20) and that they must lead a life “worthy of the gospel of Christ” (1:27), “in humility” not…

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Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit

In 2020, the Solemnity of Pentecost lands on May 31st, the day we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation. This draws our attention to the interesting parallel of these two celebrations. After all, we call Mary the Spouse of the Holy Spirit[1]. Mary was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit already…

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Lent Begins

Every year God gives us the opportunity to recall the great mysteries of our redemption by reliving them in the liturgical celebrations of the Church. Within the cycle of a year… “[the Church] unfolds the whole mystery of Christ,” and by “recalling thus the mysteries of redemption, the Church opens…

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World Day for Consecrated Life

Today we celebrate the XXIV World Day of Religious Life. This celebration was instituted by Saint John Paul II in the year 1997. We call to mind a few excerpts from his message on the first World Day of Religious Life, when he explains this celebration and the reason for…

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