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Celebrating 125 Years in Spokane Diocese FRANCISCAN LIFE - November 19, 2015 ... anniversary for the congregation—the 125 years of service rendered by our sisters in the Diocese of Spokane. To commemorate the event, approximately 250 guests gathered to celebrate—remembering the past, rejoicing in the present. Thirty-one of our sisters were on hand for the celebration—some from the local area, others traveling from the east coast, western Washington, Portland, and eastern Oregon. Representatives from other religious congregations serving ...http://franciscanlife.blogspot.com/2015/11/celebrating-125-years-in-spokane-diocese.html
Turning 50 THE WILD REED - October 23, 2015 I turn 50 today, an event in people's lives that I think in most cultures is considered a significant milestone, even a turning point. After all, one often sees magazine articles and books about various facets of life "after 50." There's certainly no shortage, I've discovered, of ones about sex after 50, but a recent piece I find to be even more insightful and encouraging is one written by David Hudson. It's basically a response to British entertainer Graham Norton , who in ...http://thewildreed.blogspot.com/2015/10/turning-50.html
Feast Day of St. John Paul II ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - October 22, 2015 ... Ali Agca, who had attempted to assassinate him two years earlier. In his 27 years of papal ministry, John Paul II wrote 14 encyclicals and five books, canonized 482 saints and beatified 1,338 people. In the last years of his life, he suffered from Parkinson's disease and was forced to cut back on some of his activities. Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II in 2011, and Pope Francis canonized him in 2014. Comment: Before John Paul II's funeral Mass in St. Peter's Square, hundreds of ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2015/10/feast-day-of-st-john-paul-ii.html
Celebrating Our Lady of the Rosary and Kicking Off a Works of Mercy Club TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - October 18, 2015 ... met for a picnic on the grounds of Holy Cross Family Ministry 's headquarters where we were welcomed by staff and offered an impromptu lesson from Father David on how a cause for sainthood is put forth. (NOTE: Some of the links that follow in this post are affiliate ones. You can read full disclosure here if you wish.) Then, I chatted with the children about the history of the Our Lady of the Rosary feast day and read them Holy Heroes' version of the story of the Battle of Lepanto. While I was ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2015/10/worksofmercyclubkickoff.html
Confession for Beginners - What's It REALLY Like? CATHOLICISM FOR EVERYONE - October 3, 2015 ... Contrition After some spiritual guidance, the priest will ask you to say a prayer called the Act of Contrition. Although it can sound intimidating, it's not. It's simply a prayer where you say you are sorry for offending God with your sin and that you will do everything you can to avoid the sin in the future. Sometimes people worry that they haven't fully memorized an act of contrition or they don't remember it from their childhood. Again, don't worry. Just ...http://holymotherchurch.blogspot.com/2015/10/confession-for-beginners-whats-it.html
Seminary Community Celebrates Fall Community Day MOUNT ANGEL SEMINARY JOURNALISM - September 19, 2015 ... brotherhood and friendly competition, Mount Angel Seminary celebrated its annual Community Day on September 7, 2015. The yearly event, which usually occurs on or near Labor Day, sees the student body participate in various games in a contest between teams in both physical and mental activities. When the activities got underway, Monsignor Joseph Betschart, President-Rector of Mount Angel Seminary, led the community with an opening prayer. The ...http://masjournalism.blogspot.com/2015/09/seminary-community-celebrates-fall.html
Pope's Video Message to the Second International Congress of Theology in Buenos Aires: Overcome the Divorce Between Theo VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - September 4, 2015 ... India, in Canada, or in Rome. Therefore, one of the main tasks of the theologian is to discern and to reflect on what it means to be a Christian today, in the 'here and now'. How does that original source manage to irrigate these lands today, and to make itself visible and liveable? … To meet this challenge, we must overcome two possible temptations: first, condemning everything: … assuming 'everything was better in the past', seeking refuge in conservatism or fundamentalism, or ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/09/popes-video-message-to-second.html