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All who hope in God

Mary’s song of praise in the Magnificat “is the canticle of the People of God on the journey, and of all men and women who hope in God,  in the power of his mercy.” Pope Francis Advent is a time of hope.  For Jesus Christ is God’s mercy in the flesh and Mary in her joy […]

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A canticle a day

Let the ancient words of Mary, Zechariah, or Simeon leave their mark on your heart. One of the most valuable experiences from my boarding school days—and one that has remained with me—is the habit of formal prayer. I remember praying the Nunc Dimittis at night prayer in the quiet of my high school chapel: “Now […]

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The Annunciation:The Freedom of Religion

. . . She was planned for a role in the drama of redemption by God, as a child is planned for a musical career by his physical parents, but it was not fulfilled until this moment. The Holy Trinity never possesses a creature without the consent of His will. When, therefore, Mary had heard how […]

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Psalm 113 (112): Praise the name of the Lord

1. We have just heard, in its simplicity and beauty, Psalm 113[112], a true introduction into a small group of Psalms that go from 113[112] to 118[117], commonly known as the “Egyptian Hallel”. It is the Alleluia, or song of praise, that exalts the liberation from Pharaoh’s slavery and the joy of Israel to serve […]

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My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord

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