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Good Friday

The Crucifixion "The love of Christ urges us on," St. Paul says, reflecting on the life and death of Jesus Christ. And I too, looking at Jesus crucified, see his love urging me on. …

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Agony in the Garden

Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” Then an angel from…

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The Stations of the Cross Tradition holds that after Christ’s death and resurrection, the Blessed Mother retraced Jesus’ last day every day. Over the centuries following Christ’s Resurrection, this practice transformed into what we…

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"On entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh."…

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Happy New Year

A New Year is God's Gift In the Joyful Moments - Thank Him In the Busy Moments - Bless Him In the Trying Moments - Trust Him In the Quiet Moments - Praise Him …

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Merry Christmas

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 Early December 2022 Christmas is a time for memories,…

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Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and minds for celebrating Jesus' birth at Christmas. Week One -- Hope -- Those who Hope in the Lord will renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31…

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October Group Visits

On October 2nd we had two group visits at the Shrine. First the Girl Scouts from St. Margaret of Scotland Parish came for a visit and a talk given by Mike Scully, Director of…

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