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Mary treasured all these things....

Mary treasured all these things....

“Mary treasured all these things and pondered on them in her heart” (Lk 2:19).For several years now I have been curating a blog called “The Angelus Project." Every week it presents a different image of the Annunciation as a way of encouraging people to pray the Angelus (though now that we are in the Easter season, that prayer yields pride of place to the Regina Coeli). The process of selecting and posting these weekly images from so many different eras and cultures has tau...
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Meditation on Our Easter Candle

Meditation on Our Easter Candle

Each year we purchase a plain Easter Candle. Sr Mary Leonora then lovingly creates a unique and exquisite image on the candle. On the left is a closeup of the candle for this year.The theme for this year’s candle is The Victory of the Lamb as portrayed in the book of Revelation. The symbol of the Lamb takes us from Genesis (the sacrifice asked of Abraham), through the Exodus Passover and the suffering servant prophecies of Isaiah, to the proclamation of John the Baptist (Behold, the L...
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Love is the Real Power at Play

Love is the Real Power at Play

It has been but four days after 17 teens died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the pain of this event, born primarily by those closest to these teens and their community, still lies heavy on my heart. The only prayer that makes sense at a moment like this is the Way of the Cross. Did you ever notice how the Stations of the Cross are an astounding portrayal of the power of love in the experience of violence?In this prayer, where violence seems to have the last wor...
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Praying in the New Year

Praying in the New Year

Here at the Daughters of St. Paul we always end the old year and pray in the New Year with a day of retreat. It is a tradition of our congregation since our Founder received the inspiration for what would become the Pauline Family on a New Year's Eve spent in prayer. No matter how you ring in the New Year, I pray that your heart will be open to how God is inspiring YOU, and speaking to YOUR heart about what has been in 2017 and what will be in 2018."Kathryn, this is how I see it..."...
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Advent: We are still awaiting a Savior

Advent: We are still awaiting a Savior

This holy season of Advent is a common favorite among my Sisters. Those of you who follow us on social media may even have noticed that Sr. Julia Mary has been gearing up for this season by selecting spiritual reading (you can join the thousands that follow her on Instagram). But what is it about this season that is especially attractive? Perhaps it is the sense of waiting. It is the waiting that reminds us of the purity and excitement of children awaiting traditions and gifts at Christmas.Adven...
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Blessed James Alberione on how to live in Jesus

Blessed James Alberione on how to live in Jesus

That we may disappear and he may live completely. Only and always Jesus!
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Prayer to the angels for those in the path of Hurricane Irma

Prayer to the angels for those in the path of Hurricane Irma

To the angels who watch over usour guardians who see the face of Godstrong spirits who hold our handshearts of flame, loving God and guiding us on our way,a silence shrouds the country as we wait out the stormas we wade through the floodsas we worry about loved onesas we evacuate and seek shelterGo before uswatch behind usshield usprotect usbring us togetherto care for each otherAs you stand before the face of our Father in heavenintercede for usask for mercyhear our plea, when anxiety is our pr...
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