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To Be Alive is a Grand Thing

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

To Be Alive is a Grand Thing

Yes, life is a wonderful journey of new experiences, new discoveries and, yes, it can also be messy, painful and downright ugly. It's all part of the price of the fallen nature of this world...

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Facing Death With Dignity

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Facing Death With Dignity

Death with dignity has become synonymous with euthanasia, suicide, taking one's life in hand and ending it. Our society is falling for the lie that weakness lessens our worth, that suffering steals our dignity.

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Like Gently Falling Snow…Graces in a New Year

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Like Gently Falling Snow…Graces in a New Year

Being a native Angelino from southern California, I had never seen snow, either falling or settled on the ground, until I was 24 years old. This is what happened....

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When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky…the Final Hours of Advent

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

When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky…the Final Hours of Advent

Our city endured another power outage not too long ago. I remember it quite well because it happened in the middle of the night....

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Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Carmelite Spirituality, Our Faith | 0 comments

Las Posadas: Pray the Christmas Novena

As you and your family enjoy your own customs and traditions surrounding your celebration of Advent and Christmas, we invite you to experience with us one of our cherished Advent traditions - our Christmas Novena of Las Posadas

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Reclaiming Advent with Mary

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

Reclaiming Advent with Mary

How can we get back to the real meaning of Advent? What do we need to do to reclaim our Catholic heritage?

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Advent…Allowing Christ to Rest in Us

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Advent…Allowing Christ to Rest in Us

On the First Sunday in Advent, all over the world – in Los Angeles, in Rome, in Tibet – wherever Christians gather, in cathedrals and around kitchen tables, a single candle will be lit – the first candle of the Advent wreath. That single candle pierces the darkness. Hope is enkindled. Once again, as every year, the whole world waits...

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A Thanksgiving Filled with Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

A Thanksgiving Filled with Gratitude

This year, at Thanksgiving, let us not be so “well-connected” or “networked” that we lose sight of those nearest and dearest to us...

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Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them

November is the month of the Holy Souls. We remember that death does not have the last word, because by His most sorrowful passion and glorious Resurrection, Christ overcame the power of death – “O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)...

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Getting Ready For Grace

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Our Faith | 0 comments

Getting Ready For Grace

Now, we have learned to discover, with the help of God, a time for true penance, and in these moments we resolve to improve our life. This is the way to ready ourselves for the grace...

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