Lenten Inspiration: The Angelic Voices of the Benedictine Sisters

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Lent is approaching; and if you're like me, you really do try during Lent to find more time for prayer, more opportunities for quiet reflection, more impetus to draw nearer to Christ.This year, I have an idea:  I've been listening to Lent at Ephesus, the third and most recent CD from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  I had it in my car; but for me (at least this year), the driving-in-the-snow-and-potholes thing hasn't worked very well—the road noise has distracted from the sis … [Read more...]

MATTHEW TALBOT: Inspiration and Hope for Alcoholics

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He was not wealthy.He was not educated.He was not well known.He was an alcoholic.But Matthew Talbot is on his way to becoming a saint.  *     *     *     *     *  Matthew Talbot was born in 1856 to a poor family in the North Strand area of Dublin, Ireland—the second of twelve children.  His father was a heavy drinker, as were most of his brothers.Matthew left school at the age of 12 to work in a wine merchant’s shop. It was there he began drinking, and he continued to drink … [Read more...]


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