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Preparation for Death: Gone to Eternity


Preparation for Death Editor’s Note: Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten reflection series: “Preparation for Death”, written by St. Alphonsus M. Liguori and originally published in 1758. That means it contains some dated references. Nevertheless, its teaching is sound. This series is a very sobering set of reflections geared toward conversion of heart and offered for your Lenten... Read More

The Purification


THE PURIFICATION “And after the days of her Purification, according to the Law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried Him to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord. As it is written in the Law of the Lord, That every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord: and to offer sacrifice, according as it is written in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.” Luke... Read More

The Magnificat: Part I of IV

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THE MAGNIFICAT (Part I of IV) “And Mary said: ‘My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” Luke 1:46-47 1. Here more than anywhere else are we able to detect the soul of Our Lady; here we have her authentic biography, coming spontaneously, almost unconsciously from her lips, and in the language with which her lips are most familiar. Secondly, this... Read More

The Word Made Flesh


THE WORD MADE FLESH “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them who believe in His name.” John 1:10-12 1. Before He was manifested in His human nature, the Word was in the world. He was in the midst of creation, manifested... Read More

The Digital Nativity

December 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke, Videos

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Digital Nativity The Digital Nativity Digital Nativity: Well, the fare at Catholic Spiritual Direction is not what most would call light reading. So, to brighten up the mood a bit, I thought this Digital Nativity might make you smile. Of course, we take seriously the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and how his coming ushered in our salvation.  We honor the role the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph... Read More

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