Before Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, New England had appeared in one Super Bowl and lost. Then Bill Belichick and Tom Brady came along and led the Patriots to 11 Super Bowls and 6 Championships in 20 years. This data merely makes the connection between the Patriots and today’s saint. The connection: a gridiron. The saint: Lawrence the Martyr.
Danielle Bean shares about the re-launch of Small Successes, a fun way to celebrate all the little things we get right each week.
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Did you notice as the Gospel was read today that the word ‘life’ appeared four times? That number struck me as I was preparing for today’s Mass. Four times! Why four times? It doesn’t have a different meaning each time. The point is that we can use our lives differently.
Saint Peter in his letter says of Jesus, ‘He received honor and glory from the Father when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory, “This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”’
Today we remember the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome. One might ask, “Why make a big deal about a church so far away, built so long ago?”