Salvation by Association: Blessed Luke Belludi

The devotion to St. Anthony of Padua is so widespread and of such an early date that we cannot be surprised if those more intimately associated with him have been irradiated with his glory (Butler’s Lives of the Saints).

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Of ‘Zen,’ Gumption, and Conversion: A Tribute to Robert Pirsig

A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around dissipating and stewing about things. He’s at the front of the train of his own awareness, watching to see what’s up the track and meeting it when it comes.
~ Robert Pirsig

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The Night I Read ‘Catcher in the Rye’

Glinting, the Flatirons caught the sunrise as I
Headed home to recline and recover….

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The Martyrs of Damascus (1860)

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I am a Christian and will die a Christian.
~ Bl. Emmanuel Ruiz

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Green Ink

The ink was the gift!

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Daily Mass

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Attendance is sparse again today.

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Custody of the Holy Land

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Alongside the history of salvation there exists a geography of salvation.
~ Pope Paul VI

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An Aragon Ballroom Tutorial

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“Where can I get some ear plugs?” I begged her. She smiled and pulled out a small packet from her pocket. “Here you go,” she said simply. God bless her – an angel of mercy.

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Saint Amato Ronconi (1225-1292)

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“Jesus has opened to us his kingdom, but it is for us to enter into it, beginning with our life now – his kingdom begins now – by being close in concrete ways to our brothers and sisters who ask for bread, clothing, acceptance.”
~ Pope Francis

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St. Fidelis and the Cathedral of the Plains

st. fidelis“And why St. Fidelis? Fidelis was the 17th-century Capuchin itinerant preacher who implored the Calvinist citizenry of Austria to return to the true faith. He was killed, of course, and therein lies the hook that captured the imaginations of the Kansas transplants.

“Just as St. Fidelis had surrendered all to make Christ known, the people of Victoria had truly invested their lives in erecting their monument of faith.”

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