Feasts and the Liturgical Calendar


Oct022013
Right Angle on Angels

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I do not enjoy math.  It is not that I do not appreciate the skill of basic number-crunching (particularly when bills come...

Sep132013
Our Only Hope

Our Only Hope

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Editor's Note: Tomorrow, the Church will celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.  To help you prepare for this...

Sep082013
Her Birthday Present to Us

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September 8th.  The day we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – her birthday!  Exactly 9 months...

Aug222013
With the Love of Mary

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It's amazing to see how the Blessed Mother has revealed herself to people in so many different cultures throughout the...

Aug152013
Restoring Our Hope

Restoring Our Hope

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Did you know that the Assumption is one of only two Dogmas declared infallibly by a Pope?  The other is the Dogma of the...

Jul162013
A Picnic with Our Sister of Mount Carmel

A Picnic with Our

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Right after I had made my decision to join the Carmelites, my best friend in high school and college asked me, “why...

Jun082013
A Heart on Fire

A Heart on Fire

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Yesterday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, worshiping the God made man who poured Himself out in love...

Jun072013
A Heart Visible and Vulnerable

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The Year of Faith and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Both Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have said that this special year of grace...

Jun022013
A Family United

A Family United

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Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).  The last great feast before the...

Jun012013
Celebrating Sunday for 2,000 Years

Celebrating Sunday

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Today is the feast of St. Justin Martyr, the first great Christian apologist, who lived from 100-165 AD in Palestine and then...

May312013
Giving Ourselves

Giving Ourselves

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Mary was in the early days of pregnancy when she made the long journey to visit her cousin Elizabeth. Was her trip punctuated...

May192013
The Work of the Spirit

The Work of the Sp

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Pentecost ranks as one of the most important feasts in the Liturgical year.  Why, you ask?  It commemorates the decent of the...

May102013
Joy of Christ’s Ascension

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Joyfully, we have been celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus for the past six weeks. As we approach a return to Ordinary Time...

May092013
What Kind of Disciples Are We?

What Kind of Disci

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“So Jesus just leaves us?”…is what I remember feeling in my youth upon my first heartfelt reading of the Ascension....

Apr082013
Announcing Salvation

Announcing Salvati

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Dominicans love to contemplate and preach about this mystery of our faith, the sending of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary. He...

Apr072013
Daughters of Divine Mercy

Daughters of Divin

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Editor's Note:  Today is Divine Mercy Sunday!  To celebrate this feast in a special way, we invited some ladies from...

Apr032013
The Forbidden Word

The Forbidden Word

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For forty days of Lent, we tried to discipline ourselves with prayer, fasting, almsgiving, acts of charity, spiritual reading...

Mar282013
I Would Do Anything for You

I Would Do Anythin

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Editor's Note:  Today we invite you to spend some time preparing for the beginning of the Holy Triduum with this homily from...

Mar272013
Dear Joseph

Dear Joseph

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Dear Joseph, As I write this we are headlong into the holy season of Lent, the Church's annual springtime. Lent gives us...

Mar262013
Sacred Oils

Sacred Oils

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As we draw nearer to the Sacred Triduum, the parish becomes the focal point of the pious bustle with which we anticipate the...

Mar252013
Semana Santa

Semana Santa

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As Catholics, we celebrate Holy Week together through the liturgies and our big “T” Tradition.  But as a catholic,...

Mar202013
Virtual Pilgrimage:  The Holy Land

Virtual Pilgrimage

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The skyline of Jerusalem is quite breath-taking as it sprawls over the hills and valleys of Israel.  At the heart of the city...

Mar172013
For Divine Protection

For Divine Protect

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Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick.  This day is about more than being Irish or wearing green; it is about...

Mar102013
Bringing Home the Scrutinies

Bringing Home the

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Today we celebrate the 4th Sunday in Lent.  Depending on what Mass you went to, you might have witnessed the second of the...

Mar062013
O My Soul

O My Soul

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Every Lent I am surprised by how truly difficult it can be to give something up and stick to it. Even harder is giving anyone...