Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist…

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Bartolome Esteban Murillo, St. John the Baptist as a Child c. 1665From CatholicCulture.org; Ordinarily the Church observes the day of a saint's death as his feast, because that day marks his entrance into heaven. To this rule there are two notable exceptions, the birthdays of Blessed Mary and of St. John the Baptist. All other persons were stained with original sin at birth, hence, were displeasing to God. But Mary, already in the first moment of her existence, was free from original … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Novena – Day 5…

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Click here to receive daily email notifications.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena PrayersO my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…(Mention your Intention Here)Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our tresp … [Read more...]

Diocese of Charlotte Like A Boss…

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... Our diocese has gotten a lot of undeserved negative press these past few months. It seems her biggest critics are local disengaged Catholics and people outside the diocese who have the loudest opinions on matters they know little of.Fine. Let them squawk. People will only see what they want to see. Sadly, in some cases, all they will see is the negative because it's what they seek.My prospective is different. I've witnessed the positive changes in our diocese first hand; the … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Novena – Day 4 …

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... Weird. I keep running across the image everywhere.Click here to receive daily email notifications.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena PrayersO my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…(Mention your Intention Here)Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heave … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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George Hendrik Breiner, The Earing C. 1893 … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Novena – Day 3 …

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Click here to receive daily email notifications.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena PrayersO my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…(Mention your Intention Here)Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our tresp … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Novena – Day 2 …

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Click here to receive daily email notifications.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena PrayersO my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…(Mention your Intention Here)Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our tresp … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Novena – Day 1 …

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... My Irish Catholic Granny gave up Catholicism in 1966. Swayed by the charismatic nature of deep southern Protestantism she abandoned everything Catholic except her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the image of the Divine Mercy. On her death bed she had a full reversion back to the faith and died under the watchful gaze of her two favorite images.It's in her memory that I am participating in the novena to the Sacred Heart that starts today.Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... I feel I'm in desperate need of a palate cleanser from the nastiness I've witnessed and endured all week. Not just on the internet, but in my everyday life and at work.Everybody's hot, cranky and fight-y.The only way to combat all the ugliness is to sit for awhile in beauty.Sit in it. Soak it up. Focus on the finer details...Anton Raphael Mengs, Dream of St. JosephTurn up your speakers and take it all in...Sit awhile with me here, in the stillness of … [Read more...]


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