Feasts, holy days, holidays

Keep the Joy of the Easter Octave Alive!

Easter is not just a day, but a season! We’re in the middle of the Easter Octave… on our way to Mercy Sunday! Turn up the volume on your favorite hymns and rejoice! Here’s one that moves me! Or that oldie accapella one I posted from last Sunday, “Be Ye Glad”… Oh yes, I love…

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“O death, where is thy victory?”

“O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15: 55-57 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, …

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Good Friday… Jesus is the Answer

There is not a single aspect of the Christian message that is not in part an answer to the question of evil. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, par 309) Jesus is the Answer. ::: Other resources: A 2015 post featuring the poem, “Splinters from the Cross”. An older post from 2014 that features a prayer…

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A visit to the Shrine honoring St Katharine Drexel

My ongoing recovery from surgery has me doing some minimal blogging and writing… I’m a little late for Katherine Drexel’s feast day, but maybe you’d still enjoy the blog post below that hopes to honor her! ::: Last fall I enjoyed a marvelous visit, alongside my good friend, Lisa Hendey, to the World Meeting of…

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Atop a white page in the new year… “Lord do with me what You will…”

“I think of this new year as a white page given to me by your Father, on which he will write, day by day, whatever His divine good pleasure has planned. I shall now write at the top of the page, with complete confidence: Domine, fac de me sicut vis, “Lord, do with me what…

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Third Sunday of Advent Music – “Ready the Way”, by Curtis Stephan

In this video, the artist/composer talks about the meaning behind the song for a few minutes. If you just would like to hear the song, skip to 5:26 in the video. I’m liking this one because of its simplicity… I can just sing it as I go through my day.

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Treat yourself to an awesome 7 minute talk on Mary’s Immaculate Conception from Dr Scott Hahn

  ::: Archived posts from this blog on the Immaculate Conception: 2014: Mary, who carried God within her 2013: A Prayer, A Paragraph, and A Podcast  

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