33 Reasons NOT to walk the Camino

If you have been reading this blog for the past several years and retain a good memory for certain oddities, then you would know that I hold an obsession regarding the film “The Way.” It is a film directed by Emilio Estevez and starred his father, Martin Sheen. It is about a man (Sheen) who’s son …

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St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Advent started today, and tomorrow, November 30th is the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. Associated with the Feast is an old tradition known as the St. Andrew Christmas Novena. To do this, you say 15 times a day from St. Andrew’s Day until Christmas: “Hail and blessed be the hour and moment at which …

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The heinous yoke has been destroyed!

“O death! You separate those who are joined to each other in marriage. You harshly and cruelly divide those whom friendship unites. But your power is broken. Your heinous yoke has been destroyed by the One who sternly threatened you when Hosea cried out: O Death! I shall be your death. And with the words …

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Feast of All Saints

(NOTE: Reblogged from 2008 and expanded.) November 1st is the Feast of All Saints, which serves as the Feast day for everyone in Heaven, whether officially canonized or not. This is an important feast day as it reminds all of us of those who made it, who had run the race and fought the good …

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On humbly submitting to Church authority on private revelations

In a recent post, Plenary Indulgence for Cemetery Visits in November Extended, I mentioned something at the end about coping in these uncertain times (please note the bold italics: “Hang tight, pray the Rosary daily and stick close to the Church. And by that I mean the Mass and Sacraments, your Catholic Bible, the Catechism (The ‘Roman …

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Plenary Indulgence for Cemetery Visits in November Extended

Every year in late October or very early November I publish a post regarding a plenary indulgence granted to the faithful who: “A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted to the faithful who, -on any and each day from November 1 to 8, devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, …

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Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary

I really need to make better use of a Calendar; I almost forgot another novena. This one is particularly important to me as it happens on the anniversary of my Consecration to Our Lady and enrolling in the Militia of the Immaculata! The Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary (Feast Day October 7th) begins …

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Novena to St. Michael the Archangel

It’s not too late! I should have posted this yesterday, but you can begin it today, the Novena to St. Michael the Archangel. His feast day is September 29th. Novena Prayer to St. Michael (pray this for nine consecutive days, it does not change) Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His Catholic people, …

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Novena of Novenas IX: Our Lady of Sorrows & Saint Archbishop Oscar Romero

Today begins the Ninth of the Nine Novenas for Justice, Peace, and Creation, and this one is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows & Saint Archbishop Oscar Romero. It runs from August 31 through September 8, 2020. I will not post this every day as the prayers and intentions are the same for each day. I’ll …

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Novena of Novenas for Justice, Peace, and Creation VIII: Our Lady Mother of Charity and Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange.

Today begins the Eighth of the Nine Novenas for Justice, Peace, and Creation, and this one is dedicated to Our Lady Mother of Charity and Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange. It runs from August 22 through August 30, 2020. I will not post this every day as the prayers and intentions are the same for each day. …

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