Prayer and Devotion


Oct212013
Celebrating a Legacy

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On Tuesday (the 22nd) the Church celebrates the feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II, soon to be canonized a saint!  Here at My...

Oct102013
Thy Will Be Done

Thy Will Be Done

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In my position, I spend a fair amount of time traveling by air.  Whenever there is an especially uncomfortable flight due to...

Oct072013
The Joy of Heaven Begins in the Rosary

The Joy of Heaven

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People spend their whole lives in search of happiness. Everyday new variations of different philosophies of life are proposed...

Sep292013
Guarding and Protecting

Guarding and Prote

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What exactly is an Archangel?  Really, all that the title of Archangel means is “an angel of high rank.”  Today,...

Sep152013
The Cross

The Cross

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Yesterday the Church celebrated the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross.  What an incredibly powerful statement that is. ...

Sep122013
Praying the Holy Name of Mary

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Americans today tend to think of names as more or less means of conventional signification.  To speak of Bloomington when I...

Sep062013
The Great Gift of Peace

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It seems like every time you turn on the news or log in to your Twitter and Facebook, more bad news out of Syria keeps popping...

Aug272013
Prayerful Persistence

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Almost all that we know about St. Monica comes from St. Augustine's work, Confessions.  Though we may not know much about...

Aug252013
Our Model

Our Model

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Editor's Note: Over the past couple of weeks, the Church has celebrated some very important Marian feast days, and there...

Aug192013
Back to School Stress Relief

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It's hard to believe that it is back to school time again.  Many students have already returned to the classroom, while...

Jul152013
A Safeguard in Dangers

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The scapular gets its name from the Latin word scapula, meaning “shoulder”.  It is part of the habit of monastics and...

Jun272013
Prayer for Storms

Prayer for Storms

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We tend to picture summer as days upon days filled with warm weather, sunshine and blue skies.  But, we know all too well...

Jun122013
The Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena-Orvieto

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What ought a Catholic do when he or she finds it difficult to believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy...

Jun112013
Mary’s Eucharistic Lessons at Nazareth

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In the Gospels, the world is first introduced to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her role in salvation history through the...

Jun102013
We Adore You, Oh Christ

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Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament The Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our faith.  We begin each week with the...

May272013
Pausing to Honor

Pausing to Honor

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Ah, Memorial Day.  Most of us look forward to this “unofficial” start to summer.  A long weekend filled with relaxation,...

May132013
Crowning Mary

Crowning Mary

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As you know, May is known as the month of Mary.  One common celebration during this month is the May Crowning, in which a crown...

May082013
Scriptural Roots of the Rosary

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Catholics sometimes struggle to read the Bible.  Mary can teach us how to read Scripture.  How?  As Saint Luke says, she...

May062013
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a

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In the month of May, we celebrate Mary in a special way.  One of the most popular prayers to Mary is called the Litany of the...

Apr302013
Jesus, I Trust in You

Jesus, I Trust in

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Today marks the anniversary of the canonization of Saint Faustyna Kowalska in the Jubilee Year 2000.  A humble nun who did not...

Mar302013
A Night to Remember

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Last year, during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to mark our 25th wedding anniversary, my wife Lisa and I had an opportunity to...

Mar292013
Comfort Me by Letting Me Redeem You

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It is Friday. All is pitch black darkness. Only a small light comes from bloody footprints on the ground. The stench of...

Mar222013
His Mercy

His Mercy

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Last year during Easter week, my husband, Fred, and I took a trip to the Holy Land to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary....

Feb262013
Using the Helper Day-In and Day-Out

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As a young adult, newly introduced to the career world, I am often finding myself still asking those big 'life...

Feb182013
A Presidents Day To-Do

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On the third Monday of February, we observe Presidents Day.  This year, that falls on February 18th…today!  Many of us...