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  • The Liturgical Calendar: Its Meaning and Meditation by W. P. Bennett on January 14, 2015Walking into my local parish for daily Mass on Monday after we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord on January 11th,  it ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2015, 7:01 AM by theresa orozco, ossm
  • Many are called to be secular servants Catholics are living out the spirit of a religious order without taking vows of chastity, poverty and obedience By Manya A. Brachear, Tribune staff reporter When Mike Pollard rises in ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:08 PM by Vidal Martinez
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Reflections

  • Joyce Rupp Reflection -- August, 2016 My friend in Toronto, Canada, now in his 80's, has yearned for a world of peace for as long as I have known him. I admire Austin Repath greatly ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2016, 5:20 PM by Sue Weigand
  • Joyce Rupp Reflection -- July, 2016 Last week I encountered an unusual creature on a forested walking path. I happened to look down and saw a tiny snapping turtle the size of one-third of my ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2016, 1:51 PM by Sue Weigand
  • A Magnificent and Simple Faith by Friar Jim Van Vurst, O.F.M.On my shelf is a marvelous book entitled the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). It is a large book—about 800 ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 10:02 AM by Vidal Martinez
  • The Journey of Our Lives by Friar Jim Van Vurst, O.F.M. It’s common to describe our lives on this earth as journeys. Each of us weaves a personal history made up of ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2015, 8:14 PM by Vidal Martinez
  • The Power of Hope by Friar Jeremy Harrington, O.F.M. The loss of hope is a terrible thing. It can be lethal. But for most of us, a deficiency of hope shows itself ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2015, 8:44 AM by Vidal Martinez
  • The Liturgical Calendar: Its Meaning and Meditation The Feast of the Epiphany and the Close of Christmastide   Walking into my local parish for daily Mass on Monday after we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord on January ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 11:30 AM by Vidal Martinez
  • ADVENT: A SEASON OF WAITING Waiting is a lost virtue. And technology has only contributed to this loss. No need to wait in line to buy movie tickets any longer—buy them online. No need ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2014, 9:12 AM by Vidal Martinez
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