Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Author: Paul Zalonski

Encountering the Will of God: Saint Alphonsus Ligouri

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Today is the feast of a great bishop, founder and doctor of the Church, Saint Alphonsus Ligouri (1696-1787). The saint’s spiritual, dogmatic, liturgical and systematic writings are remarkable sources of inspiration and challenge. Little recognized but nontheless true is Saint Alphonsus was a poet and a musician. After all, the saint is from Naples! It is reported […]

Listen to Mother

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Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta taught: “God needs our poverty, not our abundance. These are means of being humble:   Speak as little as possible about oneself; Take care of one’s personal matters Avoid curiosity; Do not meddle in the affairs of others; Accept contradictions with good humor; Do not focus on the faults of […]

Looking to Our Destiny with Saint Ignatius of Loyola as a guide

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On the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola there are many things that can be said of the Pilgrim-Saint and the Jesuit Order. Today, let us pray using the words of Loyola’s The First Principle and Foundation:  The goal of our life is to live with God forever. God who loves us, gave us life. […]

The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for August 2008

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It is a venerable Catholic custom to unite our prayers to those of the Pope’s. Frequently, we pray, that is, we state in our morning offering “…for the intentions of the Holy Father….” Remembering that “Prayer is man standing before God in need of everything, but also with trust that God will give everything, and bring us […]

Rev’d Fr. Kevin P. Fitzpatrick, RIP

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In Stamford, Connecticut, Church lays to rest Father Kevin P. Fitzpatrick (aged 52) who died suddenly this past Sunday. Only a month ago did we celebrate his 25th anniversary as a Catholic priest. Father Kevin was a great person, a terrific priest and a friend. The loss is significant. May his memory be eternal and may the Lord comfort us […]