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Our Lady Guides the Family 

By Greg Zambrano The 13 of May is a very special day for our family. We remember our trip four years ago to Fatima, Portugal. It was an amazing experience to be able to take the whole family and see, firsthand, the location where the apparitions of Mary to the three children took place. Of […]

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God’s Creativity

By Mary Bruno One of my favorite things about God’s creation is the incredible array of colors he has given us. Stepping outside during different seasons gives us a front row view of thousands of hues and vibrancies that are pleasing to both the eye and the spirit. The diversity and beauty of God’s creativity […]

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Hour of Divine Mercy

By Charla Spalluto Misse Being together at home with our families during this unprecedented time of social distancing gives us many chances to pray together as a family. As before, our family prays together each morning and night and before all meals.  Among many distractions, however, it can be difficult to come together to pray […]

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Unshakable Faith

By Kristy Solis As we continue this journey through this pandemic, today marks approximately 60 days of shelter in place for our family.  During this time, we have learned as a family that it is important to pause, to reflect, to have faith and to keep moving forward. I challenge you to stop and think, […]

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Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread

By Sarah McDonald You know what was one of the most surprising elements of this quarantine for me? The early bread shortage. Sliced bread supplies were scarce, and there were limits as to how many one could buy at a time. There are seven people in my house, one of whom is a 9-year-old boy, […]

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Before the Petals Fall

By Ana Borden Like most mornings, I woke up to make my very early cup of coffee to start my day. But on this particular morning, I found myself staring at a single white rose I had pulled away from the remaining dozen the night before. It had been sagging more than the others, so […]

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Love Thy Neighbor

By Ty Salvant How well do you love your neighbor? Are you willing to miss an important event for the good of others? For the past 8 years, our family has been enjoying Endymion with a friend who lives near the parade route. If you haven’t experienced a parade from that vantage point, it should […]

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What’s the Big Deal?

By Casey Sprehe There is a tendency, at times, in the spiritual life to overlook venial sins. As one decidedly on the Christian journey, I can think, well I’m not killing anyone. Really? Is that my standard? With a bare minimum approach to morality, I can expect only to bear minimal fruit. Minimal fruit is […]

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Stop Thinking You Can Control Everything

By Gaby Smith I like to take control. I like to make sure everything around me is rightfully in its place, but when it came to Easter this year, I lost it. I saw pictures of people on social media posting with their grandparents. I was shocked. I would do anything to spend Easter with […]

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Lenten Reflection: Hunger & Thirst

By Charla Spalluto Misse I am surely not alone in feeling that this Lent has been especially poignant and sorrowful.  I remember when I first heard that the Blood of Christ would no longer be passed at Holy Mass and that the St. Joseph’s Altars were being closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  That was […]

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Worry Ends Where Faith Begins

By Kristy Solis In this ever-changing world as we journey through this pandemic, it is important to reflect, to have faith and to keep moving forward.  It is normal to feel scared, anxious, angry, sad or all these emotions at one time. You just do not want to live there. Worry ends where faith begins. […]

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