Monthly Archives: February 2014

Holy Face Devotions at the Carmel Sunday 03/02!

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No First Friday this week, cuz it ain’t a First Friday.  But this Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, so there will be Holy Face devotions at the Carmel.  All details below.  The flier also includes all the details for next week’s First Friday All Night Adoration, but I will also try to post a reminder next week.

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Dominus vobiscum!

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Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity Quote

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Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity shortly before her death, already deathly ill.

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St. Therese Quotes

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Suggestions for Lenten mortifications, from me and a great priest

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Some commenters asked last week for suggestions for Lenten mortifications.  I had been waiting for this past Sunday’s sermon to go up on Audio Sancto to tie in with that, and low and behold, after I had already finished this post I went by Audio Sancto and it has been uploaded!  Thank you, Lord!

This sermon provides wonderful guidance for how to practice mortification during Lent.  Please listen:

I do want to echo what the priest says – Lent is not about undergoing some suffering just to punish ourselves, even in union with Christ’s suffering on the Cross.  Lenten mortification must have a much higher purpose, that being our personal conversion into a life of sanctity.  Thus, these Lenten sacrifices must be engaged in not with a downtrodden spirit, or with many complaints over what you’re suffering.  In fact, if you do that, you will get little if…

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Lent: Fasting & Abstinence in the Tradition of the Church

Homily on the Lenten Fast. Why do we fast? Why 40 days? What was the history of the fast in the Church? Is it enough today? What does fasting do for us? For more please go to http://www.romans10seventeen.org/

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St. Teresa of Avila Quotes

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