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Jesus’ Place in the Assumption

“Her Assumption reveals a key aspect of what it means to be Christian. We do not follow Christ because he is a great moral philosopher, but because being attached to him makes us who we were made to be.” – Thomas Griffin

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The God of Grace

“Grace, in the first and most important sense, is God’s gift of himself to us. Grace is first of all the mystery of God saying: ‘here, have Me.’” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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There is no “Deserve”

“In the wake of Evan’s death, the sadness I experience because I didn’t live up to my own expectations as his mom is probably the hardest to let go. It seems I deserve it. But why should I cling to my failures when life and love await?” – Lani Bogart

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The Gospel of Grace

“There is a  name for the wonderful act by which God reveals his inner secret to us, calls us into his inner life and transmits something of his divine Life to our very souls. The name is grace.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P. 

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The Kingdom of Grace

“God works to increase his grace or supernatural life in our souls, but God also calls us to participate in the process of growth through our free choices and various practices. Every one of us is called to go on a journey from the land of our bondages to the land of the living God in the heavenly places.” Fr. James Brent, O.P. invites us on a spiritual journey in the first post of his new series.

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The Letters of St. Paul of the Cross: “Remain Wholly Concealed”

“The hidden years are “crucifying” in the sense that this anonymity kills selfish ambition and self-driven agendas that are mostly unseen by ourselves. The hidden wilderness season is meant to drive out all that hinders Love and foster a complete and total dependence on God alone.” – Amy Knight

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Dressing Like a Handmaid: The Brown Scapular

“When news broke that the Supreme Court was planning on overturning Roe v. Wade, the protests began almost immediately. In some, women showed up at Catholic Masses dressed in the famous ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costumes in protest of what they saw as the Catholic Church’s misogynistic meddling in American politics. What they missed is the fact that the most famous woman called a handmaid is described by that Church as the Queen of Heaven and Earth.” – Taryn DeLong

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“This is All True”: The Story of a Conversion, Part 1

Lori suggested I read Thérèse’s Story of a Soul. I ordered it to make her happy and to prove I didn’t need this Catholic nonsense. The next Wednesday when I got home from work, there on the coffee table was the book and a dozen roses from my husband. I called Lori. “I got roses!” She said, “Yes, I asked Thérèse to send you some.”- Rose Folsom

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