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St. Francis Borgia and God’s Little Signature

Today, October 10th, we remember a lesser known saint who bears both a famous given name, that of St. Francis of Assisi and a rather infamous family name, Borgia. Reading an outline of St. Francis

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The Rosary Every Day

Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls this timely overlooked quote from then, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. “If I remember well it was 1985. One evening I went to recite the Holy Rosary that was being led by

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Model of the Perfect Knight, The Archangel Michael

“Mi – cha — El: who is like God? Of itself, this name expresses, in its brevity, the most perfect adoration, the most complete recognition of divine transcendence, and a creature’s humblest confession of his

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Do Not Be Afraid of Holiness

Pope Francis encourages us to aspire to holiness though God’s grace, in his most recent general audience. I couldn’t help but think of St. Francis giving a beggar his cloak as his hero, the noble

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Commemorating the Transitus of Holy Father St. Francis

As we commemorated the Transitus of Our Holy Father St. Francis, we reflected on the passing of this great saint into the Beatific Vision of God. The Transitus and Solemnity of St. Francis is, as

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Taking the Punch out of Our Saints

St. Nicholas vs Arius at the Council of Nicaea. “God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father.” These were fight’n words at Nicaea. Why? When

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Mary, Our Model of Faith

The journey of faith made by Mary, whom we see praying in the Upper Room, is thus longer than that of the others gathered there: Mary “goes before them,” “leads the way” for them. The

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Holy Innocents and Holy Innocence

In a special way, this great feast of the Holy Innocents, draws me to reflect on refugee families and those parents who have been willing to loose everything in order to give their children life,

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Jesus, I trust in You.

I began reading the diary of St. Faustina shortly after I entered community. I want to share the endless mercy of God with every soul throughout the world. Our Lord spoke the following words to

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The Poems of the Lay Franciscan Brother, Crazy Jim

Some may call it crazy to try and speak to the soul. Yet few would chide poetry for its attempt to form a language that does just that. One of the early founders of this

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From Adoration to Catholic Action

Something remarkable happened this quiet Sunday in a little country tucked away in central Europe. 80,000 people took to the streets in the city of Kosice, Slovakia, for the country’s first Pro Life March. Kosice

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Religious are prophets

“Religious men and women are prophets. […] [T]he vows cannot end up being caricatures; otherwise, for example, community life becomes hell, and chastity becomes a way of life for unfruitful bachelors. The vow of chastity

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The Idol-Maker, Worry.

Pope Francis had a tremendous insight and caution last week about those things that stifle faith; namely, hidden idols. It got me thinking about what lies in the deeper currents to my own daily distractions.

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In Search of Christian Manliness

Several threads in recent news have woven together to create one great tug! Let’s revisit what it means to be a Christian man in an age of uni-sex metro mono culture where man strength, those

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The Real Intervention – Mary, Queen of Peace

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily at the Vigil of Prayer and Fasting in Saint Peter’s Square, Saturday 7 September 2013. “And God saw that it was good” (Gen 1:12, 18, 21,

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The Lord is Our Shield and Our Strength

Then all who trust in you will be glad and forever shout for joy. You will protect them and those will rejoice in you who love your name. For you, LORD, bless the just one;

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St. Kateri’s Love for the Holy Eucharist

I am not my own; I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love. The state of helpless poverty that may befall me if I do not marry does not frighten me.

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A True Knight Receives His Mission From Above

In the words of Pope Francis, “Obedience as listening to God’s will, in the interior motion of the Holy Spirit authenticated by the Church, accepting that obedience also passes through human mediations. … Poverty, which

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A Great Harvest in the Vineyard

Brother Michael working in the vineyard. Such great yield. It reminds me of a passage from Archbishop Sheen’s, Life of Christ. “Why did Our Blessed Lord use bread and wine as the elements of this

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Christ Child Prayer for Peace in Syria

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has urgently requested prayers for peace in Syria. The general consensus is that a much larger conflict could erupt, perhaps a global war. In this time of trepidation let us

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A Conversation with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 1

I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Taylor Marshall of the always fascinating blog, Canterbury Tales. Dr. Marshall is a true Catholic renaissance man and all-around gentleman. He is a college professor, PhD in

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A Conversation with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 2

Today, we continue our conversation with author, professor, and Catholic gentleman extraordinaire, Dr. Taylor Marshall! If you missed Part 1, be sure to read it—he shares some compelling insights into manhood in the modern world

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Making Men, The Sacrament of Confirmation

Today I had a thought, or rather connections of thoughts, that led to an unexpected sacramental destination. A friend had asked me to look at the Rite of Passage Weekend, an offshoot of the Blessing

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