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Contracepting Christ

  Ghent Altar Piece – the wedding feast of the Lamb The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of … Continue reading

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Purification of the Bride, Holiness and Sacramentals

Oil of Saint Joseph A son honors his father, and a servant fears his master; If, then, I am a father, where is the honor due to me? And if I am a master, where is the fear due to … Continue reading

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On returning to Mass

John Vianney on his death bed (May we all die in a state of grace) “And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.’” Job 28:28 It is … Continue reading

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Don’t let the storm Distract you from His Holy Face

  So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord save me.”  Matthew 14:29-30   Fear … Continue reading

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The Chalice of Saint Joseph and the Divine Will

Photo courtesy of Bridget Touhey   Saint Joseph loved Jesus as a father loves his son and showed his love by giving him the best he had.  – Saint Josemaria Escriva   As we all hunker down amidst this pandemic … Continue reading

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The Offering

THIRTEENTH STATION Jesus is taken down from the Cross and given to his Mother Over the past few years whenever we come upon the season of Lent I always try to ask the Lord and what exactly is it that … Continue reading

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The Veil was Torn in Two – The Liturgy

When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He yielded up His spirit.  At that moment the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.  The … Continue reading

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The Incarnation, the Eucharist and the All Male Priesthood

Annunciation by Murillo 1660-1665 Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. As I sat and contemplated the incarnation, God becoming man, … Continue reading

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From Panic Attacks to Freedom in God Part II

Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life.  Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;  this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one … Continue reading

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My Five Wounds

Matthias Grunewald – Crucifixion panel Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  John 1:29   Beloved, I took on the sins of the world.  My 5 wounds show this.  The world has fallen and … Continue reading

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