• Third Week of Advent
    Third Week of Advent
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    Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through Christ our Lord. ~AMEN. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Pope Angelus: Invitation to Joy on “Bambinelli Sunday” Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus blesses the “Bambinelli” and…

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  • Second Week of Advent
    Second Week of Advent
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        God of power and mercyopen our hearts in welcome.Remove the things that hinder usfrom receiving Christ with joyso that we may share his wisdomand become one with him when he comes in glory,for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, forever and ever.AMEN.  Pope at Angelus: Conversion is the…

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  • First Week of Advent
    First Week of Advent
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    All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. ~AMEN. POPE FRANCIS – Angelus – Saint Peter’s Square –…

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  • Solemnity of Jesus Christ King of the Universe – 25 Nov
    Solemnity of Jesus Christ King of the Universe – 25 Nov
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    POPE FRANCESCO ANGELUS Saint Peter’s Square  Sunday, November 25th 2018   Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The solemnity of Jesus Christ King of the universe, which we celebrate today, is set at the end of the liturgical year and recalls that the life of creation does not advance by chance, but proceeds towards a…

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  • St Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious – 17 Nov
    St Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious – 17 Nov
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    Princess, the daughter of King Andrew of Hungary. Great-aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. She married Prince Louis of Thuringa at age 13. Built a hospital at the foot of the mountain on which her castle stood; tended to the sick herself. Her family and courtiers opposed this, but she insisted she could only follow Christ’s teachings, not theirs. Once when she was taking food to the poor and sick, Prince Louis stopped…

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  • St Francis Xavier Cabrini, Virgin – 13 Nov
    St Francis Xavier Cabrini, Virgin – 13 Nov
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    One of thirteen children raised on a farm. She received a convent education, and training as a teacher. She tried to join the order at age 18, but poor health prevented her taking the veil. A priest asked her to teach at a girl‘s school, the House of Providence Orphanage in Cadagono, Italy, which she did for six years. She took religious vows in 1877, and acquitted herself so well at her work that when…

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  • St Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor – 10 Nov
    St Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor – 10 Nov
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    Born to the Italian nobility. Strong student, especially in scripture and theology. Priest. Eloquent writer and homilist. Pope from 440 to 461 during the time of the invasion of Attila the Hun. When Attila marched on Rome, Leo went out to meet him and pleaded for him to leave. As Leo spoke, Attila saw the vision of a man in priestly robes, carrying a bare sword, and threatening to kill the invader if he did…

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