Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Worthless Toy in the Hands of the Child Jesus

“Many of the great mystics, in order to attain to the perfection of love, exercised themselves continuously in the practice of Christian virtues. But that was not Saint Therese’s method either in theory or in practice. Whatever the form of … Continue reading

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“The Vertical Torpedo”

Well, I’m back! You didn’t think that I’d renege on my word to take you to Challenger Deep today, did you? Today we travel from the wreckage site of Titanic in the Atlantic to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific. … Continue reading

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Plumbing the Depths with Titanic

April 15th marked the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Almost everyone knows the story; at least the story of the star-crossed lovers on the doomed oceanliner told with so much pageantry by James Cameron! He said in … Continue reading

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Therese Highlights the Mercy of God

Sister Marie of the Trinity was one of the novices under the care and direction of St. Therese. She was known in the convent to be somewhat rebellious and headstrong. Therese often had to correct the faults of this novice with … Continue reading

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It’s the Love That Counts

To prove that God looks only to the love which inspires our actions, one day Soeur (Sister) Therese related the following story to us: “Once there was a great lord who built a church in his realm as a lasting … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Jesus Christ is risen from the dead! He is truly risen! He has triumphed over sin and death and He will die no more. In his homily at the Easter Vigil Mass, the Holy Father described so profoundly that, “At … Continue reading

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“The Death of Love”

Today is Good Friday. It is the day that we commemorate the death of Jesus on the Cross. Jesus truly died the “death of love” for us, “for God is love”. (1 John 4: 8) He died out of a passionate, … Continue reading

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A Holy Thursday Reflection

A few weeks ago my Knights of Columbus Council held a work day for the parish with the goal of beautifying the prayer garden for Easter. The prayer garden boasted a square walkway of bricks surrounded by the statues of various … Continue reading

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Judas and Pranzini

“One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?’ They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time … Continue reading

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Blessed Pope John Paul II

Seven years ago today Pope John Paul II died in Rome and the world lost one of the truly great and heroic men of the last century. The world had witnessed for many years his courageous fight against many infirmities … Continue reading

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