Category Archives: Your Daily Faith

Plan of Life

Plan of Life Every morning you wake up and run to the bathroom. You probably brush your teeth while you’re there, then you go to put on the coffee or hot water to make your morning coffee or tea. You then return to the quiet of your bedroom when you say to yourself, “Oh yes!…

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The Sacraments – Holy Orders

The Sacraments – Holy Orders   In the same way only a few are called to receive the sacrament of matrimony, there are also those who are specifically called to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that, “Two other sacraments, Holy Orders and Matrimony, are directed towards the…

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May 4th Meditation: Mary’s Family

May 4: Mary’s Family: The Trinity on Earth This is the year of the family. How wonderful that we have the example of Mary and the Holy family to learn that in our ordinary lives we can find Jesus right there with us.   “It is only natural that the Church rejoice as it contemplates…

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The Sacraments – Holy Matrimony

The Sacraments – Holy Matrimony   Although nearly every person wants to get married to their prince or princess and have children, I believe that very few understand the deep significance about what they are entering into.   First and foremost, although many in the world today do not prescribe to this belief, Marriage is…

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May 10th Meditation: Mary Presenting Jesus in the Temple

May 10th Meditation:  Mary Presenting Jesus in the Temple “She teaches us to have charity. Remember the scene of the presentation of Jesus in the temple. An old man, Simeon, said to Mary, ‘Behold: This child is destined to bring about the fall of many and the rise of many in Israel — and to…

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The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord     The Christmas season officially ends with the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ.   This year, this feast reminded me of the importance of the sacrament of baptism. It brought to mind my own baptism and what it means today. We can see that the institution of…

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May 14th: Mary Losing and Finding the Child Jesus

May 14: Mary – Losing and Finding the Child Jesus “The Mother of God, who looked for her Son so anxiously when he was lost (through no fault of her own) and experienced such great joy in finding him, will help us retrace our steps and put right whatever may be necessary when, because of…

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God       Today we celebrate and honor Mary, the Mother of God. It is rare that we do truly consider the fact that Mary is in fact the Mother of God. For those of you who don’t know why you go to church on New Year’s Eve or…

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The Sacraments – Confirmation

The Sacraments – Confirmation   Confirmation and Baptism have a special linkage. Leo J Trese makes the comparison to being born and growing up. Baptism is our BIRTH in Christ, Confirmation is our GROWTH in Christ. We are baptized in order to be confirmed.   The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that Confirmation is…

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Our Belief In The Communion of Saints

Our Belief In The Communion of Saints   Today is the dies natalis of my grandmother Berthilda Henrietta Lowry. 15 years ago I said goodbye to my grandmother here on earth.   I can tell you it was one of the worse days of my life. I was very close to my grandmother and she was sharing…

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