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A Puff of Sin

Each little action affects so much and so many. Even a small sin may appear only a ‘puff’ of air but by its charged nature it grows, gales, and spins, in our lives blowing apart

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Do Not Be Afraid to Wrestle With God

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When you have to work things out, do not be afraid to argue and struggle with God like the Lord’s best friend. To wrestle with Him, is a Jewish practice and the Hebrew Bible’s ideal.

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A Truly Obedient Religious Is Like A Well-Armed Knight

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Brother Thomas of Celano, recounting the words of St. Francis reminds us… “In a struggle everyone must hold firm and never yield a step. Whoever gives up prayer because of difficulties “is like a man

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Defend the Little Knight Within

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Remember in your daily battles, as you set about to witness to the gospel, to defend the little knight within you. For within every Christian Knight there is a pure child who has just received

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Commitment Sets Our Freedom Free

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Have you ever considered that it is commitment that actualizes, perfects, and completes your freedom? It does not negate it. We’re often much too afraid of making a decision, a step forward towards the good.

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Selflessness: Finding Meaning Amidst a Winter Blue

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Finding the tedium of school and the seemingly endless cycle of study, eat, study, sleep, study — oppressive? Winter is a difficult time for most people on school campus. Dig down underneath the snow of

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God As Provider

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Brother Francis and Brother Masseo had reached a village and as they were quite hungry, they went begging for bread, according to the rule, Brother Francis along one street, Brother Masseo along another. The account

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Lady Poverty and Holy Knighthood

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St. Francis transformed his initial concept of noble knighthood by embracing the poor Christ, the Suffering King, and putting himself in his service. This foundation upon radical poverty allowed St. Francis a transience and an

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Shrine of the Three Kings on Epiphany

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“The city of Cologne would not be what it is without the Magi, who have had so great an impact on its history, its culture and its faith. Here, in some sense, the Church celebrates

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Led Home By Another Way

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As we move from room to room blessing our house at Epiphany we are reminded of God’s grace, which like water goes before us and leads us to our true home via another way. “The

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The Divine Child Brings A Sword

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The Church in its wisdom asks us to consider this Christmastide the words of St. John the Evangelist. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong and God’s word has made its

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Because The Night Is Over

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By loving your brother you will shed light on your own life-path. “…because the night is over and the real light is already shining. Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his

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Christmastide. What is it?

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The Schema of Christmastide The progression of Christmastide can be understood as follows: Holy Night Christmas Eve. See Customs. The Octave of the Nativity of our Lord The Feast of the Nativity, Christmas Day. The

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That Blessed Star

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Don’t forget to look up at Christmas! “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop

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The Tabernacle of Conscience

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Our “elder brothers in the faith” begin Hanukkah at sunset tonight — the feast of tabernacles and the re-dedication of the Temple. It is a celebration that brings to us the prefigurement of Christ in

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The Soul of Knight, Horse, and Dog: Clarifications

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As Franciscans of a knightly order we are fond of animals. But all this carfuffle about what Pope Francis supposedly said on the subject of animals, souls, and heaven requires a clarification, or rather, a

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Love Bound To Service

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Today on the memorial of the passing, or transitus, of St. Francis we also remember the humble Franciscan preacher and evangelizer St. John of Dukla. What a great model of love bound to service for

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Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 6:12-19

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Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named

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The Holy Name of Mary and the Defense of Christendom

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Devoted to Our Lady, on September 11th of 1683, King John Sobieski of Poland frees a besieged Vienna and saves Europe from invasion. In humility he proclaimed, “I came. I saw. God Conquered.” Pope Innocent

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Christianity, Islam and the Future

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The atrocities perpetrated by ISIS (or IS, ISIL) on Christians and other religious minorities of Iraq is both an unspeakable tragedy and an opportunity to do some soul searching. Outrage and apprehension are the order

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From Storms to Springtime

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“All ordinances against the laws of God are invalid. Life shortened by suffering has much greater value and offers more to souls than a long life and a comfortable position which participates in the destruction

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Happy “Little” Mother’s Day!

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Tomorrow, the feast of St. Monica, is a ‘little’ mother’s day. And we remember and pray for all our mothers who did not give up on us, their sons, and saw within us the gem

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Host Returned Dark Powers Remain

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I once had a challenging teacher, Dr. Floyd Centore, who pondered whether it was possible for a whole nation to be possessed? Whether the sum total of all actions weighed into the darkness of evil?

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