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Patron of Dogs? Not St. Francis!

I finally got a chance to look at the diocesan newspaper and it had wonderful pictures of pet blessings from around the diocese, including an adorable girl and her guinea pig. The occasion had been the Feast of St. Francis earlier this month. Pets are as welcome at our house …

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4 For the 4th

Four reasons why saint medals are a fitting gift for those in the armed services. As we approach the 4th of July and get ready to celebrate our country’s freedom and independence, we remember that 238 years ago these blessings were obtained through the brave sacrifices of patriots in the …

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St. Joseph Altar Traditions

St. Joseph’s Day which falls on March 19th in the Catholic liturgical calendar, means many things for me.  I can be assured that on this day I know that the long, Midwestern winter is nearing an end.  I also know that there is great cause for celebration.  Why?  Because St. …

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4 Reasons Why 5-Way Military Medals Are Always a Favorite

As we approach the 4th of July and get ready to celebrate our country’s freedom and independence, we remember that those blessings were obtained through the brave sacrifices of patriots in the armed service of the new republic. Today men and women from all across our country still serve to …

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Get a Spiritual Exercise Partner for Lent

Going it alone during Lent makes for a lonely journey. Have a more productive prayerful Lent with a spiritual exercise partner. Living on a corner along a popular jogging route, we see lots of people run by. Very few of them run alone. Most have companions during their daily exercise. …

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Dr. Hildegaard I Presume

On October 7, 2012 St. Hildegard of Bingen will be named a Doctor of the church by Pope Benedict the XVI. My first thought when I heard of this was “Excellent, I think we have a Hildegard cookbook in the store.” (more on that later). My second thought was what …

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