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Jesus paid intense attention to his twelve specially chosen disciples during his final meal with them the night before he died. more
A young priest of my acquaintance wrote his master's dissertation on the spirituality of the early Roman martyrs. more
Every student knows the tragic end of King Louis XVI of France and his Austrian-born wife, Marie Antoinette. The sharp blade of the guillotine made swift work of their necks. more
Princess Mae of Teck came from a branch of the English royal family who lived under reduced circumstances. Although she was indeed a great granddaughter of George III, her family once had to move to Florence, Italy to save money. more
Sometime in the 1960s, a news item appeared indicating that in the event of nuclear war in Europe, Pope Paul VI would take refuge in Quebec City, Canada, assured of a welcome and … more
“I pray for you every day, Father Kiley,” St. Joseph of Springfield Sister Charles Joseph Carr, who recently passed away, would remind me quite often. more
Believers are well aware that the Old Testament has its familiar Books of Psalms consisting of 150 songs, hymns and works of poetry often ascribed to the musical King David but certainly derived from many sources. The Hebrew Scriptures of course have many other “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs,” as St. Paul recalled, scattered throughout the 45 books. more
The nurse at the head desk at an area hospital said that there was a young lady who wanted to see a priest should one pass by. The young woman was not seriously ill, but rather somewhat apprehensive about a procedure that she was to undergo the following day. more
A man walked into a pet store and inquired about purchasing a hunting dog. “This dog is great hunter,” the owner remarked. “We call him Napoleon. And this is another great hunting dog, we call him Julius Caesar.” “What about the dog over there,” the customer inquired gesturing toward a canine across the room, “what’s his name?” “Oh, we call him ‘the pastor,’ the salesman replied. “The pastor?” the customer inquired, “why do you call him ‘the pastor?’” The salesman quickly responded, “Oh, he just sits around all day and barks and nobody pays any attention to him, so we call him ‘the pastor.’” more
As the church’s calendar begins Ordinary Time, i.e, the ordered or numbered weeks of the calendar, the public life of Jesus Christ as recorded by St. Matthew is proclaimed as well. more
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