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A Pilgrimage: Our Lady of Guadalupe

This past summer, my wife, Mary Beth and I traveled to Mexico for our five-year Wedding Anniversary. Typically, people think of Mexico in the summer time as beaches, margaritas, salsa, and siestas. We dabbled in those but not before voyaging on a pilgrimage to the heart of Mexico City. You […]

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Mother Mary…Who Is She?

Mary is the person that always points me in the direction of her Son. I haven’t always had a big devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary. Growing up, I knew who she was, and I prayed my Hail Marys, but that’s as far as my relationship with her went. It […]

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Hope

“A married woman must, when called upon, quit her devotions to God at the altar to find him in her household affairs.” St. Frances of Rome I was elated bringing my first child home from the hospital. After a very trying labor, all the pain and fear had melted away […]

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“…And He Breathed His Last” (Mark 15:37)

I have never heard this sound, but my mother described it vividly when she recalled the last moments of my father’s life — when he passed from this world into God’s hands.

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