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Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Renaissance of Civilization

December 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Feast Days, Mary


Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Renaissance of Civilization “The level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood.” These words of Venerable Fulton Sheen echoed across the radio waves back in 1947 when he spoke about the effects of communism on modern womanhood and the decision our age must make whether or not it will accept the gift of woman, which produces the strongest societies, or reject... Read More

Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

September 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Feast Days, Liturgy, Liz Estler, Praying Through Art


“You should be aware that the word “angel” denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. Moreover, those who deliver messages of lesser importance are called angels; and those who proclaim messages of supreme importance are called archangels. “And so it was... Read More

Must I be of special status to receive the gift of contemplation?

September 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer

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The Gift of Contemplation Dear St. Gregory, some have indicated that only cloistered religious or other religious can receive the gift of infused contemplation. Is this true? Who can and does receive the gift of contemplation? Dear Friend, it is not the case that the gift of contemplation is given to the highest and not given to the lowest; but often the highest and often the most lowly, and very often... Read More

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