Daily Archives: 7 December 2015

Sister bags a buck

Here is a great story… This is from the Diocese of Erie, via Global News: Benedictine Sister John Paul Bauer prayed the rosary in her tree stand the first morning of hunting season. Then she shot and killed a 100-kilogram, … Continue reading

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Advent Rorate Masses

Some of you have written asking about “Rorate Masses” during Advent. This is a beautiful custom whereby Mass is celebrated illuminated only by candlelight. They are usually before dawn. The Mass is a Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin, and … Continue reading

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Strike your breasts in sorrow and hope

Imagine for a moment the sound made in church of hundreds of people simultaneously and with force striking their breasts with closed fists. St. Augustine, in his Enarrationes in psalmos 117, speaks of the thunder-like sound, strepitus, made in church by … Continue reading

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7 December: St. Ambrose of Milan

Today is the feast of St. Ambrose, who seemed to bring out both the worst and the best in people.  For example, St. Jerome couldn’t stand him. HERE If you are interested in learning more about this titanic figure of … Continue reading

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