The Abbess and the Oblate: A Father’s Funeral Remembered

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The Church who, as Mother, has borne the Christian sacramentally in her womb during his earthly pilgrimage, accompanies him at his journey’s end (CCC 1683).

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Waiting to Convert

God-Haunted Lunatic

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St. Ambrose says of the two conversions that, in the Church, “there are water and tears: the water of Baptism and the tears of repentance” (CCC 1429).

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Christmas Movies for Annunciation Day

The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner 1896

Lent is a favourable time for letting Christ serve us so that we in turn may become more like him. This happens whenever we hear the word of God and receive the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.

There we become what we receive: the Body of Christ.

~ Pope Francis

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Of Confirmation, Kids, and Conversion

God-Haunted Lunatic

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Age of body does not determine age of soul. Even in childhood man can attain spiritual maturity…. Many children, through the strength of the Holy Spirit they have received, have bravely fought for Christ even to the shedding of their blood.
~ St. Thomas Aquinas

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Tripping Over the Church

View-of-the-dome-of-the-Vaticans-Saint-Peters-Basilica-from-Borgo-Santo-Spirito-672x372“Only, when he has entered the Church, he finds that the Church is much larger inside than it is outside.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

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