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Feast of All Carmelite Saints

November 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Feast Days, Liturgy, Liz Estler

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Feast of All Carmelite Saints As those of you who have been following our site for some time know, we are partial to Carmelite spirituality here.  It is a spirituality, formed in the crucible of spiritual fire, that drew the Carmelite saints to the Lord by way of prayer and love.  In today’s Carmelite calendar, the Carmelites celebrate the feast of all the many Carmelite saints: saints like... Read More

Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle

January 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Conversion, Feast Days, Liz Estler

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Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle Conversion of St Paul “The conversion of St. Paul the Apostle… happened the second year after the Ascension of our Lord…[1] And, “… This feast originated in Gaul in the sixth century and is celebrated on January 25, the presumed date of the transfer of the relics of St. Paul to the Constantinian basilica on the Ostian Way.”[2] ... Read More

Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

September 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Feast Days, Liz Estler, Praying Through Art

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Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Born at Capernaum, St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, was working as a tax collector when he was called by Jesus. He wrote his gospel in Hebrew and is said to have preached in the East [cf the Office of Readings, for the Feast of Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (September 21), Liturgy of the Hours]. He was the son of Alpheus and is known as Levi in the... Read More

Holy Innocents and Martyrs, Pray for Us

December 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Ariel McKinney, Feast Days, Seasonal

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Feast of the Holy Innocents Holy Innocents and Martyrs, pray for us! “A tiny child is born, who is a great king. Wise men are led to him from afar. They come to adore one who lies in a manger and yet reigns in heaven and on earth. When they tell of one who is born a king, Herod is disturbed. To save his kingdom he resolves to kill him, though if he would have faith in the child, he himself would... Read More

Mary vs Martha – Part II of II

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

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Dear Father John, It has always been my nature to do, do do. I volunteer and serve whenever, wherever I can and have always found I felt closer to the Lord when doing this. As I grow older, there is a lack of connection in my spiritual life and simply serving. While I do not want to give up all the volunteer time, I do want to try and slow down in order to find that spiritual connection again. Where... Read More

Mary vs Martha – Part I of II

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

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Dear Father John, it has always been my nature to do, do do. I volunteer and serve whenever, wherever I can and have always found I felt closer to the Lord when doing this. As I grow older, there is a lack of connection in my spiritual life and simply serving. While I do not want to give up all the volunteer time, I do want to try and slow down in order to find that spiritual connection again. Where... Read More

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