Tag Archives: Christmas

Rome’s Marian Shrines

On this Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, I am very pleased to make available a wonderful educational resource about the wayside shrines dedicated to Our Lady found all over the historic center of Rome. These images are fondly referred … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Prayer

Resolutions are an ongoing part of every valid spirituality: during our time of prayer, as the Lord illumines our hearts and we grow in his love, we continually make resolutions as to how we can address our faults and mature … Continue reading

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Te Deum

It is customary – and indeed, the Church grants a plenary indulgence for it – to recite the ancient hymn Te Deum in a church on this, the last day of the year. It is a hymn of thanksgiving to God … Continue reading

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Most Beautiful Christmas Carol

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing is surely the most beautiful Christmas carol. The words are sublime. My favorite lines: Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see! Hail, the incarnate Deity! Pleased, as man, with man to dwell: Jesus, our Emmanuel! Hark! the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

To you and yours, my wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a 2014 filled with God’s blessings!

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Francis Visits Benedict

This afternoon, Pope Francis went to meet Benedict XVI at his residence, the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican Gardens, to offer Christmas greetings. After a moment of prayer in the chapel, they met for approximately a half hour. UPDATE … Continue reading

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