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Joy: Meditations on the Joyful Heritage of Christianity, by Louis Evely

  “We can understand Lent…we devote ourselves to penance, compassion and mortification, but how lax we are during the days that follow our sorrow. We do not even know how to rejoice…The day is coming when the Spirit of Truth … Continue reading

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The Nativity of Our Lord

Luke 2: 1-20 The Infancy Narrative In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of a Blue Advent

  Many lose sight of Advent amid the Thanksgiving-Black Friday-anticipated Christmas-commercial season. How can Advent hold its ground against this materialistic intrusion? Some regard Advent as “Little Lent.” After all, at least where I live it wears the hand-me-down purples … Continue reading

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The Chalice: A Novel

Those who enjoyed Nancy Bilyeau’s debut historical novel The Crown will find its sequel The Chalice  even more heart-wrenching and suspenseful. Once again we follow the adventures of former Dominican novice Joanna Stafford as she is torn from her peaceful … Continue reading

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My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints

“Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” ~Apocalypse 13:10 My Peace I Give You by Dawn Eden is a much-needed spiritual resource for those recovering from any type of physical or emotional suffering brought on by the … Continue reading

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Marie-Antoinette and the Carmelite Order

The connection between the Carmelite Order and the Royal House of France originated in the Middle Ages, when St. Louis IX encountered the hermits on Mt. Carmel and brought them to France. When the Discalced Reform came to France from … Continue reading

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May and Mary

May is, without a doubt, a crazy month for most of the people I know. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on the fact that maybe May is Mary’s month because the only way we moms will get through it is with … Continue reading

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It’s Mary’s Fault I Write

May is Mary’s month, and I can’t help but reflect in this space about how it’s Mary’s fault that I write. Yes, I blame her. Writing was a dream of mine years ago, when I was a wee girl living … Continue reading

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