Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down. Let the earth open

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Hey Mamas, how’s it going? Putting a big shiny ribbon on another flawless Christmas celebration with your saintly family? Sighing with contentment

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Every year on this day I find myself humming U2’s lyric, “Nothing changes on New Year’s Day,” on mental repeat. I don’t

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  Across sixteen centuries, Augustine says to me:  “Let us not resist his first coming,  so that we may not dread the

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Love one another. This feels like both the easiest and the hardest part of my faith. Of course I love others! I

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Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there

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My precious daughter,  So today was a rough day! Your children were particularly trying and you went to bed in tears.  You

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When I was in college, the chapel in my dorm had very beautiful white stone stations of the cross. As a young

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When my father died in my childhood home, right within the four walls of the room I was born in, my mom

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Yesterday my husband and I traveled all of ten miles to my daughter’s home. We were attending the annual recitation and dance

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As they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight (Acts 1:9). After his Resurrection

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Motherhood is a sacred invitation to participate deeply in the life of Christ. I remember this realization rushing upon me once again

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“The Bridegroom is with you!” John Paul proclaimed this in 1994, in his “Letter to Families.” Jesus is present as Bridegroom in

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. . . you know that I love you.  The Lord asks Peter three times in today’s Gospel, “Do you love me?”

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When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there . . . Then Jesus said, “Father,

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“This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me”. . . And likewise [he took]

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Last year, a friend introduced me to A.E. Stallings’ poem “Containment,” and I have since been reminded of it regularly. Its imagery—especially

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And Mary said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be unto me according to thy word.” And with that the

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Mothers, your prayers are powerful. Our Church tells us, “To you [women] is entrusted the peace of the world” (Second Vatican Council,

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Do you have trouble finishing a novena? If so, you should try the Impossible Novena!  This novena, which starts at the feast

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