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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

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Presence of God– O Lord, grant that the [Solemnity] of these Apostles may strengthen my faith and my fidelity to the Church. MEDITATION The [Solemnity] of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Princes of the Church, awakens in our souls a greater love for the Church and for our Holy Father the Pope. The liturgy today gives the place of honor to St. Peter, the head of the Apostles; tomorrow it will speak to us of St. Paul, the Apostle... Read More

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

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Today, we mark the nativity of Saint John the Baptist. So great is John’s contribution to salvation history that Holy Mother Church does not celebrate anyone else’s birth as a solemnity—except that of Jesus. John the Baptist recalls Isaac, Eli, Samson and their mothers whose births came about because nothing is impossible for God. He is the one leaping and dancing for joy before the Lord, at the sound of the Blessed Mother’s... Read More

A Constellation of Saints

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There are as many saints as there are stars in the sky… The night sky in its magnificent beauty has beckoned to me ever since I was a small child. At night, especially on a summer’s night, I would slip away and sit on our front porch, or better still, I would lie on the grass and just look up at the stars. I learned to recognize one constellation from another and once in a while view an eclipse of the moon. That is why a statement... Read More

Celebrating St John Paul II’s Canonization — (Part 14)

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This post is part of a series of talks by Dr. Anthony Lilles celebrating St. John Paul II’s canonizaton, April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday 2014. 14. Dr. Lilles on Meeting Pope John Paul II from Avila Institute on Vimeo.   Video used with permission [Celebrating John Paul II's Canonization]. Editor’s Note:  For Dr. Lilles’ insights on prayer, don’t miss his new book, Hidden Mountain Secret Garden, an experience... Read More

Celebrating St John Paul II’s Canonization — (Part 13)

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This post is part of a series of talks by Dr. Anthony Lilles celebrating St. John Paul II’s canonizaton, April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday 2014. 13. Dr. Lilles on Pope John Paul II on America the Possible from Avila Institute on Vimeo.   Video used with permission [Celebrating John Paul II's Canonization]. Editor’s Note:  For Dr. Lilles’ insights on prayer, don’t miss his new book, Hidden Mountain Secret Garden,... Read More

Celebrating St John Paul II’s Canonization — (Part 12)

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This post is part of a series of talks by Dr. Anthony Lilles celebrating St. John Paul II’s canonizaton, April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday 2014. 12. Dr. Lilles on the Prayers of Pope John Paul II from Avila Institute on Vimeo. Video used with permission [Celebrating John Paul II's Canonization]. Editor’s Note:  For Dr. Lilles’ insights on prayer, don’t miss his new book, Hidden Mountain Secret Garden, an experience... Read More

Celebrating St John Paul II’s Canonization — (Part 11)

April 30, 2014 by  
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This post is part of a series of talks by Dr. Anthony Lilles celebrating St. John Paul II’s canonizaton, April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday 2014. 11. Dr. Lilles on an Unlikely Conversion from Avila Institute on Vimeo.   Video used with permission [Celebrating John Paul II's Canonization]. Editor’s Note:  For Dr. Lilles’ insights on prayer, don’t miss his new book, Hidden Mountain Secret Garden, an experience... Read More

Celebrating St John Paul II’s Canonization — (Part 10)

April 29, 2014 by  
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This post is part of a series of talks by Dr. Anthony Lilles celebrating St. John Paul II’s canonizaton, April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday 2014. 10. Dr. Lilles on Pope John Paul II and St John of the Cross from Avila Institute on Vimeo.   Video used with permission [Celebrating John Paul II's Canonization]. Editor’s Note:  For Dr. Lilles’ insights on prayer, don’t miss his new book, Hidden Mountain Secret Garden,... Read More

Celebrating St John Paul II’s Canonization — (Part 9)

April 28, 2014 by  
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This post is part of a series of talks by Dr. Anthony Lilles celebrating St. John Paul II’s canonizaton yesterday, April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday 2014. 9. Dr. Lilles on Priesthood and Solidarity in a Rock Quarry from Avila Institute on Vimeo. Video used with permission [Celebrating John Paul II's Canonization]. Editor’s Note:  For Dr. Lilles’ insights on prayer, don’t miss his new book, Hidden Mountain Secret... Read More

Celebrating John Paul II’s Canonization — (Part 8)

April 27, 2014 by  
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This post is part of a series of talks by Dr. Anthony Lilles celebrating the canonization of John Paul II today, April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday 2014. 8. Dr. Lilles on The Plays of Karol Wojtyla from Avila Institute on Vimeo. Video used with permission [Celebrating John Paul II's Canonization]. Editor’s Note:  For Dr. Lilles’ insights on prayer, don’t miss his new book, Hidden Mountain Secret Garden, an experience like... Read More

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