Please join our community around the world in praying this novena for your family and all families. We do this for the nine days leading up to Venerable Patrick Peyton's anniversary of birth on January 9 in gratitude for his memory and timeless message to all families, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together."
Friends - There is a splendid, magnificent, grace-filled, experiment you might want to know about and possibly take up in the New Year. It is called a NOVENA, a nine-day exercise in prayer that just might change the trajectory of your spiritual life for the better in 2021.
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"So that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." What could that phrase possibly mean? For a poor couple like Mary and Joseph, it was a joy to bring their first born son to the temple to be offered to God. We know they were poor because a sacrifice of two turtledoves was the typical offering of the poor at the time. In the temple, Mary and Joseph encounter an elderly man named Simeon and an elderly widow named Anna...
A teen-aged Mary traveled in haste from Nazareth, 70-80 miles, to visit Elizabeth. It was Elizabeth who shared her wisdom and guidance with young Mary, who was just conceived a child by the Holy Spirit. Often women, with child for the first time, seek out and listen to the voice of experience, and are comforted by that voice.
In today's Gospel we hear the question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” As Christian's, we all look to the same book for the answer. Here's why we all come up with the same answer.
In the United States of 2020, we have just experienced a year unlike no other. We have dealt with a global pandemic, a contentious election, a growing fear of hunger and debt, and civil unrest in our cities. Who is to blame? Political leaders? Political parties? Billionaires? Systematic Injustices?