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Prayers for priests, deacons

Prayer for newly ordained priests O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear our humble prayers on behalf of your priests, Father ___. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope, and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of…

Habit by Mary

The religious habit: It’s what separates, on sight, the laity from the professed religious (and, for that matter, the secular clergy.) And of the dozens and dozens of religious orders, congregations, and societies, only a very few wear a…

Anomie

Anomie: noun an·o·mie \ˈa-nə-mē\ personal unrest, alienation, and uncertainty that comes from a lack of purpose or ideals It was a very hot Saturday afternoon in the middle of August in 1940. I was walking down New York City's Ninth…

800 Years of Preaching the Gospel

St. Dominic’s mission in life was revealed to him during the 12th century as he accompanied Spanish Bishop Diego de Acebo on a diplomatic trip to France for Alfonso IX, king of Castile.  Passing through southern France, Dominic met an…