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Let us adore Him: finding God’s love this Advent

A fancy book cover with a catchy title isn’t always needed to grab a person’s attention in Advent season. In fact, perhaps the simpler, smaller books reveal a hidden treasure […]

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Joy, love consummated in profession of perpetual vows

On the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the universal Church celebrated the miracle of Mary’s powerful intercession and triumph over evil effected through her obedient participation in the will […]

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Christmas memories

A Christmas journey of hope and peace For Kristine DiScala, a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Fort Wayne, Christmas is about the journey. “Every year for Christmas, my brother […]

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Two new books give parents ideas to help raise kids Catholic

By Regina Lordan Throughout his papacy, St. John Paul II called on parents to recommit themselves to the vows they made in matrimony and again during their children’s baptisms: to […]

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Finding Inspiration:

Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters offer thoughts on the founding fathers of Victory Noll HUNTINGTON — Father John Joseph Sigstein founded the community that would become Our Lady of […]

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Finding peace in the sanctuary of the heart – ‘Meditations for Advent’

Once a well-known and highly sought-after French philosopher and theologian, Father Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet has become a name unfamiliar to most. In the late 15th century, Father Bossuet memorized the Scriptures […]

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Festivities honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

Celebrations of the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe will include Masses, re-enactments of Mary’s apparitions to St. Juan Diego, renditions of the “Mañanitas” birthday song traditionally sung to […]

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, falls on a Saturday this year, but as the patronal feast of the United States, it remains a holy day of obligation. […]

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Advent hope from St. Vincent de Paul

Referred to as the apostle of charity, St. Vincent de Paul is best known for his love for the poor and for founding the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) and […]

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Preparing our hearts for Christ’s light

“The people in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom, a light has shone” — Isaiah 9:1 Recently, there have been many […]

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Order of Malta conducts Lourdes Days of Grace and Healing

By Chris Godfrey Now is a time of grace: a time when the miracle of change is possible through living testimony that people have no lasting place here. We make […]

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Blessings for the Advent season

Blessing of a Christmas Tree The use of the Christmas tree is relatively modern. Its origins are found in the medieval mystery plays that depicted the tree of paradise and […]