Hermitage Days

Regina Caeli Hermitage.jpgBeing busy about many things affords one many distractions, which can be a good thing. Very often, being too busy and distracted offers no consolation and actually makes life less interesting, less thirsty for God, less able to hear the promptings of the Lord, less focused on substantial matters of life. Perhaps one can say less able to take serious our own reality. But life is not about measuring up

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Getting married at the Vatican

Yes, it is possible to be wed at the Basilica of Saint Peter’s –the Vatican– but there’s a lot of paperwork and advanced planning. I am sure it is a beautiful experience. Watch the video clip.

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Blessed Nicholas Paglia

O Lord, you gave Blessed
Nicholas a special grace for preaching your word and
for
obtaining the salvation of his neighbors. With the help of his prayers may we
stand
firm in that same holy calling.
 


Blessed Nicholas Paglia having lived between the years of 1197 and 1256, born at Bari and educated at Bologna, was brought to the Order of Friars Preachers by the preaching of Saint Dominic; the holy father personally

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Clean Monday…getting into Great Lent

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For Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Christians, today is “Clean Monday,”
the first day of the Great Fast. In many of these churches, the faithful will
gather tonight for the service of Compline with the singing of a portion of the
“Penitential Canon,” also known as the “Great Canon of St.
Andrew

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Saint Claude la Colombiere

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I have found a person after my own heart who will put into action all that I desire.

With the Church we pray:

Lord and Father of us all, You spoke to Saint Claude, Your faithful servant, in the silence of his heart, so that he might bear witness to the riches of Your love. May Your gifts of grace continue to enlighten and console Your

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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