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The Perfect Timing

“Like Veruca Salt in the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, we figuratively (or occasionally literally in my case) belt out, ‘Don’t care how—I want it now!'”  

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When I’m Tempted

“If there’s one thing my time at Avila has helped me understand, it is that not all the thoughts in my head are my own. And I’ve learned to renounce and reject the suggestions that ‘things will always be this way’ or ‘why bother?’” – Ann Virnig

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Hope Does Not Disappoint

“The Church, too, in her liturgy prays for the blessings of nature to come to us. Yet, the hope of the Christian heart is at the same time far deeper. It is for something more.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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Liturgical Living: Advent

“While Advent can be a time of anxiety and chaos, allow these four weeks to prepare us for the peace and joy of Jesus Christ. Intentionally make small changes, so when the Christ child arrives, we will anxiously await to greet and welcome Him into our homes.” – Adam Minihan

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Believe in the Gospel Part 2

“Faith in a particular mystery touches the hem of his garment on high, and power flashes forth from him in the depths of our souls.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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It Depends on Where You Look

“As Catholics who desire the restoration of all things under Christ, who long for renewal and a return of reverence and integrity in our Church and right order in our culture, it might sometimes seem that we are similarly suspended in an eternal ecclesial winter.” – Dan Burke

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Waiting for the Immaculata

“The Son of God became man to reveal the Father to us. He puts a face on God so-to-speak. But He also reveals His mother to us.” – Debra Black

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Believe in the Gospel Part 1

“Faith is a shield against all the fiery darts of the enemy (Eph. 6:16), but to use the shield requires us actually to look at things in the light of God.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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Angels We Have Heard on High

What I find most interesting about the appearance of the angels to the shepherds is their message and their song, because the angels’ message and

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