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08
Dec 2017
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - December 8

–Tison Thomas– In 1854, Pius IX solemnly proclaimed: “The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin.” In Luke 1:28 the angel Gabriel, speaking on God’s behalf, addresses Mary as “full of grace” or “highly favored”. In that context, this phrase means that Mary is receiving all the special divine help necessary for the task ahead. The logic......

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Prayer for hope & strength

Prayer for hope & strength

-Tison Thomas- Sometimes every one of us feels like no one really cares or understands us. This is especially true for many of the youngsters that we teach. There are times when we all feel lonely,...


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