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Signing Off from Rome

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in News, Our Faith | 0 comments

Signing Off from Rome

Talk about sporadic! I wasn’t exactly consistent in sharing updates of our Roman adventures.  Sorry! As one of the sisters here put it, the more blessed we were, the less time we had to write about it. Regardless of not hearing from me, I did carry you all in my heart and prayers.We’ve been to many places, seen many beautiful works of art from centuries past, walked in the footsteps of the saints, learned more about the inner workings of our Church and experienced firsthand what it means to be in the “heart of the Church”. What I...

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Roaming Through Rome

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Roaming Through Rome

Praised be Jesus Christ! It’s hard to know where to pick up as a couple of days have already passed us by – time is a fleeting thing. It’s so easy to gloss over a nondescript list (which is what is below) when you can’t see the fullness of what lies behind each item. The spiritual significance of what we saw and experienced is what gives it life….yet to note it all down would make this an impossibly long entry. So instead of going on and on about how hard it is to put it into writing, I’m going to list some of what we’ve seen and...

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Rome with St. Ignatius

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Rome with St. Ignatius

Praised be Jesus Christ! Today kicked off the first formal day of our summer study session. Father John Cush, our presenter for the 25th and 26th, began his first conference by noting that the principal way Rome teaches us is by bringing us out of ourselves. Tis true. In Rome, we are in the heart of the Church, at the heart of an international Church which is composed of people from different cultures, different religious communities, dioceses, etc. We step beyond the borders of what we know and how we do things and turn outwards, growing in...

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Moving Out of Day 3 in Roma!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Moving Out of Day 3 in Roma!

Today began bright and early with a morning trip to the Vatican. Sister Marina, Sister Pauline Therese and I attended Mass at a beautiful Carmelite Church right next to St. Peter’s. For the life of me, I couldn’t tell you the name. A point of interest…I learned that within the vicinity of Rome there are 900 Churches!

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First Conscious Day in Rome!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in News, Our Faith | 0 comments

First Conscious Day in Rome!

Praised be Jesus Christ! Greetings from your Roman correspondent!Let’s begin with the mundane: the birds, bugs, driving and people. It’s quite different here in Italy. The birds are louder (pigeons dive bombing sea gulls makes for quite a concert), mosquito bites don’t itch (though it makes me wonder what bit me) and I have yet to differentiate between angry versus loud conversations among the people.Roman driving needs an entire section for itself. All the way home from the airport, I had to keep pushing my jaw back up. Back in the...

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5 Ways to Celebrate a Catholic Dad on Father’s Day

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

5 Ways to Celebrate a Catholic Dad on Father’s Day

This year celebrate your Father's Day with a little Catholic pizzazz…

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We Need Heroes!

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

We Need Heroes!

Chris Stefanick's beautiful video tribute to Servant of God, Father Emil Kapaun, reminds us of all the heroic men and women who have served our nation in the military.

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Rediscovering the Rosary with Archbishop Jose Gomez

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Rediscovering the Rosary with Archbishop Jose Gomez

An excerpt from Archbishop Jose Gomez's weekly column in The Tidings... "May is Mary’s month and the Rosary is Mary’s prayer. It is a simple prayer, one that many of us learned as children. And as we grow older...

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How Can I Have a Relationship With Mary?

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

How Can I Have a Relationship With Mary?

I just recently became Catholic and I'm still struggling with the Church's teachings on Mary. Do you have any suggestions on how I can have a relationship with Mary?

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A Constellation of Saints

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Our Faith | 2 comments

A Constellation of Saints

The night sky in its magnificent beauty has beckoned to me ever since I was a small child. At night, especially on a summer’s night, I would slip away and sit on our front porch, or better still, I would lie on the grass and just look up at the stars. That is why a statement made by our parish priest during my growing-up years has stayed with me my entire life. One Sunday, during his homily he said, “There are as many saints as there are stars in the sky.”

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