Jesus alone

Jesus alone is “honey in th mouth, song to the ear, jubliation in heart,” said Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. All knowledge of Jesus, if it is to be considered true, consists in a personal and profound experience of Jesus and of His love for us. The experience of His closeness to us, His friendship with us, and His love for us is that intimate encounter with Him.

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Blessed Ignatius Delgado, Francis de Capillas & Alphonsus Navarrete, & companions

Almighty and merciful God, you filled the hearts of the
peoples of the Orient with the knowledge of your only-begotten Son through the
preaching of your holy martyrs, Ignatius, Francis, Alphonsus and their
companions. Through their prayers may you now confirm those same peoples in the
faith.

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2 bishops reviewed: Cardinal O’Malley & Archbishop Burke get the once-over in Time Magazine

Not sure there is much of a story here, but Amy Sullivan of Time magazine tries to make some kind of evaluation of style of two churchmen, Cardinal Sean O’Malley (of Boston) and Archbishop Raymond Burke (of the Holy See & formerly of St Louis). Judge for yourself

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Blessed Simon Ballachi

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O God, you called Blessed Simon from a concern for worldly things and gave him the gifts of prayer and humility. By following his example may we learn to seek you alone here on earth and obtain the rewards promised to the humble.

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Honoring the dead, the companionship of saints–the Catholic way

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… while we visit cemeteries, let us remember that there, in
the tombs, only the mortal remains of our loved ones rest, while awaiting the
final resurrection. Their souls — as Scripture says — already “are in
the hand of God” (Wisdom 3:1). Hence, the most appropriate and effective
way to honor them is to pray for them, offering acts of faith,

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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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