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2 Sides of the Same Coin: The Annunciation & The Agony

April 27, AD 2016 1 Comment
2 Sides of the Same Coin: The Annunciation & The Agony

A while back, I published a meditation on the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary. In revisiting that piece recently, having just prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries, I was struck by the parallels of many of the mysteries. The approach of God to ask for something important, the “fiat” of both Jesus and Mary, the journeys they […]

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Mary’s Advent

December 8, AD 2015 0 Comments
Mary’s Advent

The season of Advent is a time for waiting, preparing, and eagerly anticipating the birth of Christ.  It seems like no one could understand this period of time more than Mary, as she waited what probably seemed like a very long nine months for the birth of her son. You could say that Mary’s personal […]

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Mary’s Yes, and Yours

November 29, AD 2015 0 Comments
Mary’s Yes, and Yours

Advent has come upon us. We watch and wait with Mary, as her fiat, her “yes” to God’s will comes to fruition. The Annunciation isn’t an event that makes sense on a purely human level. Mary was just a young girl—and God asked her to carry the Savior of the world within her, conceived by […]

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Joyful Mysteries and the Christian Life

November 19, AD 2014 1 Comment
Joyful Mysteries and the Christian Life

I have always experienced the Rosary and its fruits as independent items, that is, when I meditate on the carrying of the Cross, I grow in the fruit of patience by exploring how patience corresponds to the act. I then move on to the Crucifixion and grow in fortitude as I contemplate His death. And […]

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