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How to Stay Focused on Christ During the Busy Christmas Season

By Christine Warner

  The Christmas season is full of celebrations and preparations. It’s a beautiful time of year, yet it quickly becomes busy. From planning Christmas meals to picking out the perfect presents, it can get overwhelming — ending before we know it. And our holiday schedules and tasks can dist...

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O Radiant Dawn

By Sister Jeannine Marie, O.C.D.

  This spiritual reflection is from Advent 2018 Daily Reflections by Carmelite Sisters of the most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. It references Luke 1:67-70.    “O Radiant Dawn, Splendor of eternal light, the sun of justice: come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the ...

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Why We Go On Pilgrimages, and Where We’re Going Next

By Christine Warner

  The culture of pilgrimage is rooted in religion. Faithful of many religions journey to locations around the world with spiritual significance and history. Traveling with a prayerful purpose heightens the mindfulness and meaning while exploring unfamiliar destinations and sights.   The...

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Giving of our “Everything”

By Fr. Jerome Molokie O.Praem

  God always seems to ask us for more than we gambled on, or expected. And this is, in a word – everything. He wants it all. This is because…well, for one, he made us, so that makes sense. But all so and more importantly, because he knows he is worth it. Here I am merely quoting a line c...

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Why We Dedicate the Month of October to the Holy Rosary

By Christine Warner

It all started in 1571, when the Catholic League entered into battle against the Ottoman Empire to protect Italy from invasion. The Turks were on a warpath to overthrow all of Europe, killing millions of people and forcing Islamic conversion on survivors. They had conquered the Middle East and Medit...

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The United States’ Catholic Beginnings in Colonial Maryland

By Christine Warner

Maryland is a site of many religious and secular historical developments from pre-colonial settlement and European exploration to territorial battles and religious conflict. While Maryland was not the first place that Roman Catholics settled in what would become the United States, it was instrumenta...

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