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Jul 22 – Homily: The Penitent of the Gospel

Jul 22 – Homily: The Penitent of the Gospel

Today is the Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene, the penitent of the Gospels. Father Matthias goes over with us the meaning of penance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and encourages…
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S. Maria Magdalena – Apostle to the Apostles

Saint Mary of Magdala, in debated multiplicity of biblical character, is honored in both East and West as first among the disciples of Jesus.  Even the Saints share a variety of ideas on her life as ”the woman who was a sinner”, sister of Mar…

Jul 22 – Homily: St. Mary Magdalene

Jul 22 – Homily: St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene teaches us by the purity of her perfect contrition and love how we, too, may console the Heart of Jesus. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Mary Magdalene – Mem – Form: OF Readings: Tuesday…
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Where Are You When You Sing? Proprioception for Beginners

Proprioception is the awareness of one’s body in space. It’s the sense that we all use continuously (otherwise we would wander into walls and tip over sideways all the time).  The problem is that we don’t use it consciously.  Using this “Sixt…

Magnificat Monday – Victoria, with Cardinal Burke

gregory DiPippo, the managing editor of our sister site, New Liturgical Movement, posted this wonderful video of the Dublin-based Lassus Scholars singing the Magnificat octavi toni by Tomás Luis de Victoria, as His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke incenses the altar during Pontifical Vespers. Click here to enjoy the rest.

DC Prayer Vigil for Iraqi Christians

A Vigil will be prayed tonight for the victims of the overwhelming anti-Christian violence in Mosul and other areas of Iraq during these difficult days.The Vigil will be held at St. Thomas Apostle church just off the Woodley Park / Zoo metro stop (red …

Jul 21 – Homily: A True Son of St. Francis

Father Maximilian speaks on today’s Franciscan saint, showing that St. Lawrence of Brindisi was a true son of Saint Francis. Let us imitate, if not his particular call, his generosity in answering…
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Jul 21 – Homily: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Jul 21 – Homily: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

On the Franciscan Doctor of the Church whose love of God brought him great success as a preacher and scholar. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Lawrence of Brindisi – Feast – Form: OF Readings: 1st: wis…
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Fr Mahan: The Wheat and The Weeds

Fr Mahan: The Wheat and The Weeds

A humble person does not think less of himself, but of himself less. Let us consider the blessings of the Holy Eucharist and how humility triumphs over the sin of pride.
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Jul 20 – Homily: The Art of Prayer

St. Paul speaks to us in the second reading about our weakness in prayer, and the Holy Spirit’s role in it. Father Matthias takes this theme up and gives an overview of the “Art of Christian…
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