Mary, Standing at the Cross of Christ

July 15, 2019
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As we continue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of recognizing the Blessed Mother under the title of Our Lady of the Atonement, we can learn much from the words of Fr. Paul himself about this title. In an edition of The Lamp, published 100 years ago, he shares more about Mary’s role in Christ’s Passion, and therefore, in our own redemption. Read his entire reflection below...
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Christian Unity—It May Be Closer than You Think

July 3, 2019
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The following reflection is from Dalton LaTessa (second from right), a participant in Franciscan for the Summer—a summer discernment internship which includes living with the Friars while studying in Rome about ”Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective.”  Dalton offered the following reflection...
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Fr. Bob’s Homily – Corpus Christi 2019

Corpus Christi. Sixteen hundred years ago a Bishop of Jerusalem addressed some converts on the Holy Communion that they were to receive for the first time. He said, “When you come up to receive, make your left hand a throne for the right, for it is about to receive a King.” Cup your palm and so receive the Body of Christ, then answer “Amen.” Take care not to lose part of it. Such a loss would be like a mutilation of your own body. Why if you had been given gold dust, would you not take the utmost care to hold it fast? Be careful not to let a grain slip through your fingers, lest you be so much the poorer.
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With A Little Faith, We Can Become Great Saints

June 20, 2019
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The following reflection is from Dave Sebastian (far left), a participant in Franciscan for the Summer—a summer discernment internship which includes living with the Friars while studying in Rome about ”Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective.” Dave offered the following reflection...
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