Fear

The Church’s First Novena

By |2019-06-01T10:42:29+00:00June 1st, 2019|Church, Our Lady|

Ascension Thursday begins what we may call the Church’s first novena. It is the nine-day period between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday in which the disciples were locked in the Upper Room, united in prayer with Our Lady, and obedient to the Lord’s wishes: “to wait for ‘the promise of the Father’” (Acts 1:4). This [...]

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Joseph the Fearless

By |2014-12-23T00:08:50+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Motivation, Spirituality|

St. Joseph is an integral part of the story of Advent, but let’s not be too facile about his calling to be the foster-father of Jesus Christ. Joseph’s obedience to the Angel’s message, his embrace of the truth of it, and his prompt action were extremely courageous elements of his role in the events that [...]

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