Have you tried the Liturgy of the Hours?

By stjosemaria | January 5, 2022

Perhaps you’ve noticed your priest at church, a small but thick pray book open in his hands. He was praying the breviary Did you know that the breviary, also called the Divine Office and more recently the Liturgy of the Hours, is not just for priests?  In its document on the Liturgy, the Second Vatican…

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Happy Advent!

By stjosemaria | November 28, 2021

The season of Advent is a hidden treasure in the Church.  In the secular world, at best they say Merry Christmas or to be more politically correct, Happy Holidays. For Catholic Christians, Advent is a mini Lent that helps us prepare for Our Lord’s arrival on Christmas.  A time for increased prayer and mortification. “Look…

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What is the purpose of life?

By stjosemaria | October 26, 2021

The million-dollar question everyone seeks at one point or another. As Catholics, we are taught to say what we learned from the Baltimore Catechism: “God made me to know him, to love him, and to serve him in this world and to be happy with him forever in the next.” That sounds really good.  Doesn’t…

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Real Presence

Can you give Our Lord one hour THIS Friday?

By stjosemaria | September 1, 2021

He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Matthew 26:40 So what is a Holy Hour? A Holy Hour is a Catholic traditional devotion that began in 1673.  St. Margaret Mary Alacoque had a vision where Jesus asked her to spend an hour once a week meditating on…

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Blessed Sacrament

The Eucharist is Our Lord’s body and blood. His real presence. Really?

By stjosemaria | August 6, 2021

Jesus is either Our Lord, a liar or a lunatic.  He can only be one.  If he is Lord then you believe what He said: “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Matthew 26:26 Pretty straight…

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