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At the Annunciation “Mary teaches us to listen to the voice of God who speaks in silence…in order thereby to taste true joy.” Pope Benedict XVI
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Regina Caeli, Laetare!
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How Great Thou Art!
The Second Creation has been completed on the Cross, and now God rests in the tomb before his triumphal Resurrection. Let us praise God for his Creation, for his love for us that withstood sin in order to create … Continue reading
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The Cross Is Joy!
Between 12 and 3 on Good Friday I try to keep silence and pray or read some spiritual things as is the common custom. That is what I have been doing. I took my three year old son on a … Continue reading
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Let Us Not Flee As His Disciples Did
He grew up like a sapling before him, like a shoot from the parched earth; There was in him no stately bearing to make us look at him, nor appearance that would attract us to him. He was spurned and … Continue reading
Posted in Giving Thanks Tagged Crucifixion, Good Friday, spirituality Leave a comment
Pope Humor: Is This How You Feel?
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Cardinal Bergoglio On Mary & The Faithful
The below is from then Cardinal Bergoglio, and is related to my recent post Mary Is Most Fundamentally Our Sister. We follow here that rule of tradition by which, with different nuances, “what is said of Mary is said of … Continue reading
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Hilarious Two Popes Humour!
This is hilarious! No backsies! from Catholicmemes.com
Posted in Pope Francis Tagged humor, Pope Benedict, Pope Francis, Pope Humor 1 Comment
Spiritual Minute: Poverty Explains So Much!
Ever since Francis was elected I’ve been on a poverty binge, mentioning poverty in a whole bunch of posts. It has given me a structure for some thoughts I’ve had on the spiritual life in general. I want to write … Continue reading
Posted in Pope Francis, Spiritual Minute Tagged Pope Francis, Poverty, spirituality, St. Francis of Assisi 5 Comments
Spiritual Minute: The Tenderness of Divine Love
What is the most defining characteristic of the Divine Life, the mutual love of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost? I think the obvious answer is gift. Giving and receiving of the Divine Persons is Love, and first and foremost, … Continue reading
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Benedict: That Voice In The Silence & The Annunciation
Following is a reflection from then Pope Benedict on the Gospel for the Annunciation! Let us listen attentively to the voice of God, the whisper of God, during this Holy Week even as Mary listened at the Annunciation. I greet … Continue reading
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