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“We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”– Romans 5:3-4

 

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Monthly Devotion: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe or Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe or the Virgen de Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas & the Unborn!  Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego: “Know my son, my much beloved, that I am the ever Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God who is the Author of life, the Creator … Continue reading Monthly Devotion: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!

Be Satisfied With Me

Feeling distracted and overwhelmed this Advent Season? Loosing sight of the reason for the season? Christmas blues? -A Poem Attributed to St. Anthony of Padua- Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, To have a deep soul relationship with another, To be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But to a Christian, God says, “No, not … Continue reading Be Satisfied With Me

Monthly Devotion: St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena

A medieval tradition, the St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena beings on the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle and continues all four weeks of Advent ending on Christmas Day. This novena helps prepare us for the Birth of Our Lord. Tradition states that women used to pray this novena for a good … Continue reading Monthly Devotion: St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena

Forgive and Forget? My brain wasn’t designed for that.

The holidays are upon us opening doors to joy and blessings and suffering and wounds. Real forgiveness doesn’t equate to the secular quip, “Forgive and forget” which by the way is cognitively impossible unless brain trauma exists. Real forgiveness is an act of the will, an act of love not a feeling or emotion. “Forgiveness is … Continue reading Forgive and Forget? My brain wasn’t designed for that.

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