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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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The Eucharist Is the Sacrament of Love

There is an ancient Latin proverb — Principiis obsta, sero medicina paratur cum mala per longas convaluere moras. Or, stop the illness at the beginning. Medicine may be too late if you delay. We encourage

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The Proper Role of Eucharistic Ministers

Every three years as the Church is reading the Gospel of Mark, during the dog days of summer it stops for five weeks and turns instead to the Gospel of John for instruction on the

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We Are Servants

How does one reconcile these two images, a man charging in full armor into battle and a man jousting with a carpet? Simple. As Knights of the Holy Eucharist we serve Christ and his Church.

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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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The Transfiguration, Humility, and St. Francis

The cornerstone of St Francis’ imitation of Christ, was simplicity, a wellspring found in the seeming desert of humility. St. Francis longed to be transfigured by the Lord; a transfiguration by the work of divine

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An Encyclical Written By Two Popes

Perhaps the only encyclical written by two popes, Lumen fidei or The Light of Faith, contains a beautiful passage on the centrality of the Blessed Sacrament with the life of faith. We read in the

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The feast of a saint knight!

July 27 is the feast of a great saint and knight – St. Theoblad, or Thibaut, of Marly. Born at Marly Castle, Montmorency, France; died December 8, 1247. Saint Theobald, son of Bouchard of Montmorency,

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Christus in corde templa

Beware of routines that snub the heart and the Holy Spirit’s promptings to prayer, scripture, encounter, and The Holy Eucharist. Stay malleable to the Spirit and listening. Tolkien speaks of a caution against the mechanized

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God Knows How Much We Can Handle

We often hear the expression, you are not alone. But that’s only part of God’s tenderness towards our plight in times of hardship. Not only are we not alone but our dear Lord knows how

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The Practical Charity of St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure’s meditation upon the seraphic vision of St. Francis, in which he received the stigmata, produced his great treaties — Journey of the Mind into God. There he plumbs the depths of the conformity

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Stand And Bear Witness Before Men

You may be accused and persecuted, brought before the magistrates and the powers of men, so that you can stand to give testimony of Christ. That may be your knightly “evangelical” moment, if not your

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Franciscan Fraternity

In Francis’s time, the people of an Italian city like Assisi were divided into the “majores” and “minores”. The upper class was known as “majores” the greater ones; the lower class as “minores”, the lesser

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Reaching Out In The Procession

The procession continues from the Three Kings, to the pushing crowds of Judea, to the Lord’s Way of the Cross, to your door. It is all here. The hermeneutic of continuity, the salvation which comes

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Invasion of the Vulgars

With all the unbridled web-critique of Catholics by Catholics there is a marked erosion of the respect due the ‘office’ of priest, bishop, and even pope; a tearing of the Eucharistic cloth of Christian unity

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Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion

Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Personal Prudence and Objective Standards 1. Presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion should be a conscious

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St. Michael, Guardian of the Blessed Sacrament

Today is the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel. On Mount Gargano, St. Michael appeared with a censer in his hand, on the spot where a church was to be built; hence

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Blessed Clemens August von Galen: Defender of the Faith

“Neither praise nor threats will distance me from God.” Known as the Lion of Munster, Blessed Bishop Clement Galen stood against the full wrath of a totalitarian state to defend his people, and the Church.

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Every Man a Penny

A crucial observation from writer Michael Cook on the nature of mercy in Pope Francis’ pontificate: A young officer in the Gestapo has been condemned to death by the French Resistance after the Germans have

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What Do You Want?

What do you want? Humility to see Lord. Dr. Alice plumbs the depth of that truthful plea, mirrored through the centuries by the saints, in her interview with an Evangelical Magazine. It is a great

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A Franciscan Relationship with Nazareth

The Franciscans have a unique relationship with Nazareth that is enduring and endearing. They are the guardians of the Church of the Annunciation (in Hebrew: כנסיית הבשורה‎, Arabic: كنيسة البشارة, Greek: Εκκλησία του Ευαγγελισμού της

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Why the Tau?

The TAU is the sign with which St. Francis of Assisi loved signing his letters and blessings. Indeed, the TAU, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is indicated in the Bible as a symbol

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