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Giving Ourselves Over to God (The Suscipe Prayer)

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

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

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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Come and Stay with Christ: Abp. Dolan’s Call for Eucharistic Adoration

Archbishop Dolan really seems to “get” it.  It’s so refreshing to hear the Gospel laid out in such bar and beautiful terms, particularly by the Archbishop of New York City. In a beautiful blog post about Eucharistic Adoration (with a nod towards Kansas City’s International House of Prayer, a non-denominational church which does 24/7 prayer), + […]

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