Archive by author: Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSPReturn
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Why Pray for Our Deceased Loved Ones?

Why Pray for Our Deceased Loved Ones?

Recently I viewed an excellent film on purgatory that included a testimony from Father Doug Lorig, a priest in Arizona. For a long time praying and offering Masses for the deceased has been important to him. He had been touched in particular by a case of a seventeen-year-old boy named Tony who had in his life been involved with drugs and gangs, finally committing suicide. Father Doug prayed for him for over a year. Some time later he was at a cemetery for a funeral and heard someone call his nam...
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Why Mary Is So Special To Catholics

Why Mary Is So Special To Catholics

When we see Mary in relation to the Holy Spirit, we are able to understand how important her role is--in the Church, and to every Catholic.“The Spirit changes those in whom he comes to dwell; he so transforms them that they begin to live a completely new kind of life” (St Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John).  The role of the Spirit is not only to make us holy, but also to give us a mission in the Church.The Holy Spirit first came upon Mary at her Immaculate Conception,...
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