Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

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O God, who willed to guide the steps of your priest, saint
Louis-Marie, into the way of salvation and of delight in Christ in the company
of the Blessed Virgin, grant that we, by following his example, may meditate
the

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The Beauty and The Spirituality of Conjugal Love, the republished texts on married love by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II

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Recently a group
of priests re-published a set of texts written by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II
about marriage and family. The book is called The Beauty and The
Spirituality of Conjugal Love
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Karol Wojtyla
wrote these texts in 1962 while he was the cardinal archbishop of Krakow based

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Elizabeth of the Trinity: Always Believe in Love

We are made for others. The human heart naturally reaches out, even craves and depends on friendship. The truest desire of communion of heart, mind and body happens in the with God (or at least it ought to begin with God) and then there ought to be a communion with another human being as is found in marriage, friendship or religious life. From experience, we understand that man and woman are incomplete without some fulfilling relationship but the fulfillment comes not from any relationship; it comes from

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God’s greatness is experienced in humble ways

When the Lord of the world comes and undertakes the slave’s task of foot-washing – which is an illustration of the way he washes our feet all through our lives – we have a totally different picture. God doesn’t want to trample on us but kneels down before us so as to exalt us. The mystery of the greatness of God is seen precisely in the fact that he can be small… Only when power is changed from the inside, and we accept Jesus and his way of

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Reflecting on recent events in Catholic Higher Education: the Obama/Glendon craziness

Tonight’s TV
news on NBC drew the world’s attention to the fact that Mary Ann Glendon
declined Notre Dame’s famous Laetare Medal that is given at the commencement
exercises in May. By the way, 2009 marks the 126th year of the award. The medal
honors the distinguished work of Catholics; once reserved for the laity now
also given to the clergy and religious. These events have me thinking about the
meaning

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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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