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Dr. Peter Kreeft: Great Philosopher of our Present Time

2020-11-26T20:41:31+00:00November 26th, 2020|Categories: Conference/Talk, News, Sharings|Tags: , |

In this our present time, we have a great and outstanding, yet humble philosopher with a good sense of humor in the person of Dr. Peter Kreeft. You've got to listen to all his YouTube conferences or read the many books he has written and published, and it will prove to you that he is [...]

Halloween, All Saints and All Souls Day

2020-11-01T20:08:27+00:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, News, Sharings, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

We've already released our November Newsletter, and there we put a link to a Talk by Fr. Chris Alar about Purgatory. We are inserting it again here for those who do not have access to our online Newsletter: Just a few minutes ago, we found a new Talk again by Fr. Alar expounding further on [...]

“Erntedankfest” (Harvest Thanksgiving festival)

2020-10-22T21:32:24+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Anecdote, Culture, News, Sharings|Tags: , , |

Germany, and other German-speaking countries, have a beautiful custom called "Erntedankfest" (translated: Harvest Thanksgiving Festival). In Germany, they celebrate this on the first Sunday in October. They offer thanksgiving for the good harvest, and they implore God for His blessing for the fruits of the field. Being a German-speaking community, with half of our number [...]

Happy Birthday, Mama!

2020-09-09T10:01:48+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Greetings, Meditation, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , , |

Birthday of who's Mama? And who is the Mama? Today, September 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Mary's Birth. We, Catholics, indeed celebrate our Blessed Mother's birthday and we give her gifts of love and sing songs of gratitude and joy. It is just fitting and right that we call her "Mama." Our [...]

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

2020-07-19T20:06:30+00:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: , , , |

The ninth day from the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (i.e., if we celebrate it on a Thursday), we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is like a continuation of the celebration of Corpus Christi. Has not His Body a Heart which pumps Blood throughout our body, supplying oxygen and nutrients to our cells and [...]

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

2020-07-19T20:12:28+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Meditation, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , |

On June 7, we solemnly celebrated the central mystery of our faith, namely, the Most Blessed Trinity. Thursday after this, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, or what is called Corpus Christi. (Some countries celebrate this on a Sunday after Trinity Sunday). What does this Feast mean? Why do we [...]

Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

2020-06-26T20:53:05+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: , , , , |

On June 7, the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity, the central mystery of our faith, which also is the principal feast of our congregation. Our contemplative-missionary calling takes its origin in the mystery of the Trinity (cf. C.411). "It is our constant endeavor to glorify the triune God by responding to [...]

Blessed Pentecost!

2020-06-04T21:20:57+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Greetings, News|Tags: , , , |

We come now to the end of the Easter season, climaxing at Pentecost, the coming down of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. Watch and listen to Dr. Brant Pitre as he clearly explains the meaning and origin of Pentecost. Pentecost is also known as the Birthday of the Catholic Church. "It is called that because Pentecost is [...]

The Lockdown

2020-06-04T20:39:23+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Convent life, News, Sharings|Tags: , , |

The Lockdown that COVID-19 imposed on us all has been painful and unbearable the longer we stay in it. Active people are not used to being locked down in a place for an extended period. As contemplatives who do not go out unless necessary, the Lockdown may not be strange to us. Unfortunately, it affects [...]

Blessed Easter!

2020-04-22T10:04:23+00:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Convent life, Devotions, Good Wishes, Greetings, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , , |

Despite the pandemic and the lockdown that ensued, we celebrated the Easter Triduum, i.e., Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and the Easter Vigil that followed, with greater solemnity. Because we are offering to God everything in union with the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, our liturgical celebrations were all the more meaningful. We [...]

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