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To Be a Woman Like Mary

Posted by Sara Hofflander – co-founder of beopentoGod.com As a young woman just beginning marriage and family life, it has been a great grace for me to look to Mary during this Advent and Christmas season.  Living as a woman … Continue reading

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Imitating Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Standing at the Cross of her Son, Mary unveiled the beauty of the human heart, the beauty of the feminine heart.  There she bore with great compassion the suffering of her divine Son.  Throughout her life, she experienced the profound … Continue reading

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Tranformation in Christ

Posted by Fr. James Mason: In the New Testament one of the clearest and most repeated commands involves each one of us being born again, or ‘putting on Christ’ or allowing Christ to be ‘formed in us’ or having the … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Medal

Posted by Msgr. Charles Mangan + J.M.J. The Servant of God Father John Hardon, S.J. (1914-2000), once shared this story about the efficacy of the Miraculous Medal in the life of a young boy. “He had been in a coma … Continue reading

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The Incredible Efficacy of The Angelic Salutation (“Hail Mary”)

Posted by Msgr. Charles Mangan +J.M.J. One day during an exorcism, a colleague of Father Gabriele Amorth, S.S.P. (the Chief Exorcist of the Diocese of Rome) heard Satan or one of the demons say, “Every ‘Hail Mary’ is like a … Continue reading

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Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother: A Worthy Lenten Companion

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. “I will attempt day by day to break my will into pieces. I want to do God’s Holy Will, not my own!” This inspiring motto for daily living was expressed by Francesco … Continue reading

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Greatness in Christ

Remember: Christ is calling you; the Church needs you; the Pope believes in you and he expects great things of you!” –Pope John Paul II, St. Louis, Missouri Your email: 

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The Glory of the Eucharist

“If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.” – St. Maximillian Kolbe Your email: 

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Building a Civilization of Love

May the Holy Spirit make you creative in charity, persevering in your commitments, and brave in your initiatives, so that you will be able to offer your contribution to the building up of the “civilization of love”. The horizon of … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa on Marriage and Family

“The woman is at the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason for our existence: to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in the world.” “I think the … Continue reading

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