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October Prayer

Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary Call to Prayer   Leader:   “…, please, tell us how we can practice the devotion of that lady … who kept a picture of the Blessed Virgin in her sleeve.” Reader: “You can do it this way:  at the beginning of any action or conversation and from time to […]

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Palm Sunday of the Passion 2013

READINGS: Luke 19: 28-40, Isaiah 50: 4-7, Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24, Philippians 2: 6-11, Luke 22: 14 — 23: 56 As we enter this final week of Lent, the holiest of the liturgical year, our two Gospel passages for this Sunday bombard us with activity: untying, helping, riding, spreading, praising, proclaiming, rebuking; eating, drinking, […]

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Reflection: Palm Sunday of the Passion

by Sr. Carol Schumer, D.C.,  St. Louis, MO READINGS: Isaiah 50:4-7 ~ Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24; Philippians 2:6-11 ~ Mark 14:1-15:47 From intimacy to abandonment, from exultation to condemnation, from adoration to torture, from ecstasy to agony, from “Hosanna!” to “Crucify!” All in one Scripture passage, in one liturgical celebration, in one Sunday! Today we […]

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Christmas Reflection

Through the Eyes of Children “For a child is born to us …” Isaiah 9: 5 A little girl was frightened on being put to bed. Her mom reassured her that God is always present to protect. The child agreed, paused then added, “I really want someone with skin on.” (adapted from Andy Stanley, pastor/founder […]

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