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Advent and Christmas

3 Thought Experiments to Unleash Glory in Your Life (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 2nd Sunday of Advent,…

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Advent and Christmas

Starting a New Season (of Your Life) – Gospel Reflection

“He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four…

Advent and Christmas

Keep Watch: The Meaning of Life Hangs on a Promise Already Kept (Gospel Reflection)

“Man is a rope stretched between the animals and the ‘overman’” ~ Nietzsche Gospel Reflection for the First Sunday of…

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Advent and Christmas

5 (FREE!) Advent Resources That Will Help You Focus On Jesus

This year’s Advent season will be the shortest possible Advent. With Christmas on a Monday, the fourth week of Advent…

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Advent and Christmas

Emma Stone and SNL Show Us How Mary Could Have Responded on Christmas

On rare occasions, Saturday Night Live teaches us important lessons through the use of comedy. Earlier this month Emma Stone…

Advent and Christmas

This Intricate Animated Video on the Life of Christ is Incredibly Beautiful

One solitary life. It was full of failure, and it ended in a premature and shameful death. There were no…

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Faith & Life

The Tragic Chapecoense Plane Crash Reminds Us That Life Can Be Taken In An Instant

Full disclosure – I am not Brazilian. I’m only just starting to appreciate soccer, so I can’t really call myself…

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Advent and Christmas

25 Names of Jesus to Use in Prayer

There is power in the name of Jesus. When we call on His name, He comes to our aid, helps…

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“Rejoice!” – An Advent Gem from Benedict XVI’s Infancy Narratives

A striking feature of the angel’s greeting is that he does not address Mary with the usual Hebrew salutation shalom…

Mother Teresa’s Secret To Doing Advent Well

Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.

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A Christmas Carol by St. Alphonsus Liguori

O King of Heaven! from starry throne descending, Thou takest refuge in that wretched cave; O God of bliss! I…

Benedict XVI

What are the Three Advents (Comings) of Christ? How Can We Hasten Them?

The archetype for that coming of Christ, which we might call a “spiritual incarnation”, is always Mary. Just as the…

Benedict XVI

What Kind of People Were the Shepherds? Why Did God Choose Them?

Tonight let us look at the shepherds. What kind of people were they? In the world of their time, shepherds…

Benedict XVI

What is the “Coming” of the Lord All About? How Does it Involve You?

We have said that this coming was unique:  “the” coming of the Lord. Yet there is not only the final…