Sheen on Reacting to Life
29 Jul 2013

Sheen on Reacting to Life

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04 Dec 2012

Advent: Preliminaries of the Last Judgment

Tuesday in the First Week

Summary of Tomorrow’s Meditation

Tomorrow and the following days we will meditate on the second advent of the Savior coming to judge the world at the end of time, as the Gospel of Sunday last announced to us. We will, then, limit ourselves tomorrow to the consideration of the three preliminaries of the judgment; that is to say, First, the general resurrection; second, the separation of the good and the wicked; third, the descent of the Sovereign Judge, preceded by His cross. We will then make the resolution: First, to keep our bodies pure, so … Read the rest more
03 Dec 2012

Three Ways to Sanctify Advent

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Monday in the First Week

Summary of Tomorrow’s Meditation

We shall meditate tomorrow on three means whereby to sanctify the season of Advent, that is to say: First, on the spirit of penitence and renewal of life; second, on holy desires for the birth of Christ in us: Third, on special devotion to the mystery of the incarnation. We will then make the resolution: First, to excite ourselves during every day of this holy season to lead a better life, and to ask of God … Read the rest more
02 Dec 2012

Make This Your Best Advent: The Triple Coming of Jesus

First Sunday in Advent

The Gospel according to St. Luke, 21:25-36

“At that time Jesus said to His disciples: There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves, men withering away for fear and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved: and then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud with great power and majesty. But when these … Read the rest more
09 Jun 2012

Today’s Saint: Blessed Anna Maria Taigi

My favorite saint’s feast day is today: Blessed Anna Maria Tagi.

Blessed Anna Maria Taigi was born in Siena on May 29, 1769 and baptized the following day. Because of financial difficulties, her parents, Louis Giannetti and Mary Masi, moved to Rome when Anna Maria was six years old.
In the Eternal City, Anna Maria attended the school conducted by the Flippini Sisters for two years. Following her schooling, she worked at various occupations–even that of a maid–to bring financial assistance to her parents.
When still a young girl, she married Dominic Taigi, a pious young man but of

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