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Giving Ourselves Over to God (The Suscipe Prayer)

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St. Ignatius Loyola One of the greatest Catholic prayers is the Suscipe, a prayer of abandonment to Divine Providence, of turning ourselves over, wholly and completely, to God.  The most famous Suscipe prayer comes from St. Ignatius of Loyola . After a brief reflection on the blessings of Creation and Redemption, as well as the unique blessings […]

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Novena Request for a Seminarian with Brain Cancer

From Fishing in the Tiber: Bishop Burbidge Requests Novena for Seminarian Philip Johnson Bishop Burbidge Requests Novena for Seminarian Philip Johnson The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge has announced a novena to Our Holy Mother, patroness of the Diocese of Raleigh, on behalf of seminarian Philip Johnson. The novena will begin on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, and […]

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Reflecting on the Parable of the Talents: You Are Not St. Francis

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Yesterday’s Gospel, the parable of the talents (Mt 25:14-30), has some interesting elements: the Master gives one servant 5 talents, another servant 2 talents, and the third servant 1 talent.  .  Talents, if you’re not familiar, are a unit of currency (which we’ll get to below).  The first two servants invest these talents, doubling their investments, while […]

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Prayer Request: Heart Surgeries for Girls with Down Syndrome

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Kevin Heldt wrote in response to the post on Down syndrome, abortion, and forced starvation: The [abortion] statistic (and 92% is what I’ve seen) is chilling. Our society is desperately sick. Just last month, after a long wait, my wife and I brought home our newest daughters, two girls with Down syndrome from Ethiopia. After […]

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