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The Virgin and Child with Saints Peter and Paul
Source Saints Peter and Paul Saint of the Day for June 29 Saints Peter and Paul’s Story Peter (d. 64?) Saint Mark ends the first half of his Gospel with a triumphant climax. He has recorded doubt, misunderstanding, and the opposition of many to Jesus. Now Peter makes his great conf...

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Immaculate Heart of Mary: Feast, Prayers, Litany and More
Source The Immaculate Heart of Mary refers to Mary’s interior heart, which remained sinless and devoted to God despite the challenges and sorrows she encountered on earth. Pope Paul VI called it “the model of perfect love toward God and toward our fellow beings.” The feast...

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June is the Month of the Sacred Heart
Source In this month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, let’s often repeat some simple little prayer each waking hour of each day for all our loved ones, living and deceased. And let us include all those who have no one who prays for them, especially priests, religious, and victims of neglect or...

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Men Need Adventure: How the Christian Adventure Differs from the World’s
Source Adventure may be an overused word, but therefore it is in need of recovery. The words “advent” and “adventure” share a common Latin root – adventurus – about to happen. In Advent we looked forward to the coming of Christ at Christmas, remembering his ...

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June is the Month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Source The Catholic Church dedicates the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This tradition dates back to the 17th century when St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French nun, had visions of Jesus Christ revealing His Sacred Heart to her. This devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus became popula...

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BREAKING THE IDOLATRY OF “LOVE”
Source If you listen to popular music, you are no doubt more than familiar with overly sentimental “love” songs. The problem with many of these tunes is that they are actually about limerence and not so much love. Limerence is a mental state where one has an obsessive longing for some...

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10 Easy ways to grow in your faith this summer
Source Summer is normally the time we take a break from things. School is over, the weather is nice, and most people take at least some time off work. Even the liturgical calendar seems to reflect this yearly sabbath, moving out of the spiritually “busy” seasons of Advent, Christmas, ...

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What does the Immaculate Heart of Mary mean?
Source The Immaculate Heart of Mary signifies, first of all, the great purity and love of the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary for God. This purity is manifested in her “Yes” to the Father at the Incarnation, Her love for, and cooperation with, the Incarnate Son in His redemptive miss...

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Source June is approaching quickly, and so is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Traditionally, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and our Church celebrates it specifically on June 11th this year. And while we may have recognized May as the month of Mary, are we g...

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The Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Source We are in the midst of a campaign for Eucharistic Revival at the behest of the United States Conference for Catholic Bishops and which Bishop Barron himself is encouraging in his own diocese as well as through Word on Fire. So I want to focus on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Bloo...

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