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Early in his public ministry, Jesus returns to Nazareth, his home town, where he enters the synagogue on the Sabbath and reads from the book of Isaiah: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to […]

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Fear of the Lord

I was consoled to hear a simple and heart-felt homily during Holy Week, alleviating somewhat my concern about the dour depictions of God I had heard lately. (See “God Is Not Reluctant to Save Us.”) One of the deacons at Saint Philip Neri proclaimed to us a God who not only desires us to draw […]

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From the Wicked Foe Defend Me

Anima Christi – 8 (1. Soul of Christ, sanctify me.) (2. Body of Christ, save me.) (3. Blood of Christ, inebriate me.) (4. Water from the side of Christ, wash me.) (5. Passion of Christ, strengthen me.) (6. Within thy Wounds, hide me.) (7. Let Me Never Be Separated from Thee.) – – – – […]

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Make Haste to Help Me!

When Sister Elizabeth (who was at that time Lieutenant Elizabeth Hillmann) returned from World War II, her post-traumatic stress disorder did not show up right away.  It surfaced after she entered the Cenacle, when she was sent to our retreat house in Middletown, Connecticut.  There, in order for the sisters to go from one place […]

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Prayer during Hurricane Season

We survived Tropical Storm Fay with only the loss of telephone service for a few days and of one computer during a thunderstorm in Fay’s wake.  Now the season is heating up, as Gustav appears to be heading for the Gulf Coast of Louisiana.  It seems fitting to print again this prayer, by Maurice Schexnayder […]

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