The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom

The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom You know with Pentecost here I feel as if we’ve just celebrated a HUGE Birthday and we’re now opening up all those wonderful presents. When we talk about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, I don’t know about you, but I start to sing a song. We…

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The Beginning – Baptism

The Beginning – Baptism   In thinking about the journey that we take in life and in the Church, I was thinking about how the Sacraments are indeed a journey. Baptism is the beginning of that journey. Regardless of the age when you are baptized, It is through this sacrament that you are born into…

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The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Knowledge

The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Knowledge   If I knew everything I wanted to know I would be a happy person – or would I? Scott P Richert helps explain for us the difference between Wisdom and Knowledge in his posts Like wisdom, knowledge perfects the theological virtue of faith. The aims of knowledge and wisdom…

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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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The Best Part of Advent

The Best Part of Advent I remember the very first week of Advent. It seems so far away now that Christmas is so close. I remember planning and preparing the house to make sure that everything was in place – not for Christmas – But for Advent. Our tree had to be up   The…

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A Christmas Meditation

So I don’t think I could give a better meditation on Christmas Day than that of Francis Fernandez’s “In Coversation with God”. I have decided to share with you his words on these holy day and through-out the season of Christmas. At our Christmas Vigil Mass we were challenged to think about what Christmas means to…

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On The Third Day of Christmas

On The Third Day of Christmas Everyone knows that at this time of the year people tend to reflect. But what are they reflecting on this third day of Christmas? The past? What we want for our future? Who we are today? Today I think about the present – my present work, my parent’s presence,…

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Who is Saint Stephen?

Who is Saint Stephen? Tradition tells us – He was the first Martyr of the Church. We’re puzzled that in the joy of the Christmas Season, we are thrown into the reality of what it means to be a witness for Christ. The word Martyr means simple – a witness. As I listened to the…

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The Cardinal Virtues

The Cardinal Virtues   I was at a recent meditation where the topic of discussion was on temperance.   You cannot speak about Temperance without speaking about the other virtues.   As such you can probably guess where we’re heading to in our little discussions.   For the next few weeks I’m hoping to focus…

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June 26th – St. Josemaria Escriva

Today – June 26th marks the Feast Day of the one of 20th Century saints. Canonized on October 6th 2002 by Blessed John Paul II. Today we thank God for his servant St. Josemaria Escriva for bringing the message of sanctification in the ordinary duties of a Christian to the Church and to the world.…

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