Fall In Love With God

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Let’s Do Better

So recently I’ve been contemplative about certain aspects about the Bible, especially the Creation story with Adam and Eve. A lot of us have read that story or heard about it so many times, it’s like we can recite it. But can we really? Let me ask you a question: Have you read the book […]

The Resurrection is depicted in "Christ Risen from the Tomb," a painting by Italian Renaissance artist Bergognone. The artwork is from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Easter, the feast of the Resurrection, is April 8 in the Latin-rite church this year. (CNS photo/courtesy of the National Gallery of Art) (March 27, 2012)

Hail Thee, Festival Day!

Salve festa dies is a Latin hymn written by the Roman Christian poet St. Venantius Fortunatus (c.530-c. 610).  In its English form Hail Thee, Festival Day—sung to the tune by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams—it is often performed on Easter Sunday.  It is a splendid hymn, using the return of Spring as a metaphor for the new life which Christ […]

Lenten Obstacle Course

Not an Obstacle Course to Easter

“Lent is not an obstacle course to Easter.” It was a familiar phrase during my time attending Georgetown University, repeated early and often throughout Lent by one of the Jesuits. “Lent is not an obstacle course to Easter.” Take a minute and really think about it.  Almost everything we do in Lent is just an […]

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Going Up or Down?

The Lenten season is about to commence, leaving us Catholics to start mentally preparing for our fasts.  But just in case you are still unsure of what you want to do, here is a list of 70 things to give up or take up for Lent.  An important thing to keep in mind when deciding what […]

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New Chances

In the hallway, right at the top of my stairs, a wooden sign with the saying “365 days. 365 New chances” hangs on a lonely wall. I place it right there, purposely, so I can see it when I go to bed and right when I wake up because those are the times I need […]

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