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Birthing God – The Feast of the Annunciation

The Annunciation to the Theotokos (Luke 1:26-38) is an annunciation to the entire human race that the Son and Word of God has become incarnate. What happened physically in Mary happens spiritually in everyone who lives in virginity, that is,…

“A bishop will die.”

"A bishop will die, but the Church which is the people will never perish." Those words of Archbishop Oscar Romero proved prophetic. Today, March 24, is the Feast of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador. Romero was appointed Archbishop of…

Elchaninov: God’s Will is in the Present Moment

Our continual mistake is that we do not concentrate upon the present day, the actual hour, of our life; we live in the past or the future; we are continually expecting the coming of some special moment when our life…

Strengthening our Life in the Church

Our spiritual health and growth, like our physical health and growth, depend on daily exercise. The church often refers to this exercise as ascesis. Ascesis involves commitment, practice, and the remembrance of what is important. True ascesis becomes a way…

Feast of St. Gregory the Great

Today, March 12, is the feast of St. Gregory the Great also known, especially in the East, as St. Gregory the Dialogist because he wrote a book entitled The Dialogues in which he extolled the Italian saints. Gregory served as…

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