Monthly Archives: December 2010

Pope: God is Not Distant

Merry Christmas!  Here is Pope Benedict’s Christmas message to all of us. “Verbum caro factum est” – “The Word became flesh” (Jn 1:14). Dear brothers and sisters listening to me here in Rome and throughout the world, I joyfully proclaim … Continue reading

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For Unto Us a Child is Born

A blessed Christmas to all of you! We  are just now emerging from  the darkness to celebrate the great mystery of our Creator entering into His own creation. Blogging will be on and off for a few days. Deacon hubby … Continue reading

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Brothers from the Bronx take on a tough Irish town

The Irish call Limerick stab city.  Moyross is a particularly poor and violent part of Limerick. It is a place of grinding poverty and hopelessness. Yet this is where a community of tough Franciscan friars are called to serve. PRI’s … Continue reading

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Rebels in a Habit

Even as a young child I knew that I did not have a call to the religious life. There is a reason that God never blessed my mother with another daughter. But these women are amazing! The average age is … Continue reading

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Today’s O Antiphon:O Emmanuel

Now we come to the end of the seven O Aniphons of Advent. In scripture, seven means complete. If one starts with the last title and takes the first letter of each one — Emmanuel, Rex, Oriens, Clavis, Radix, Adonai, … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day: St. John of Kanty

“The people of Olkusz in Bohemia in 1431 had every reason to be suspicious of their new pastor. They knew what a Cracow professor would think of their small rural town. But even more insulting, their town was once again … Continue reading

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“All Of Life is Advent”

So penned Fr. Alfred Delp in the last Advent of his earthly life, from a Nazi prison.  Over On the Square at First Things, William Doino Jr. has a beautiful meditation on the prison writings of Fr. Delp. Here are … Continue reading

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