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St. Joseph

2021-02-28T22:32:30+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Catholic Practices, Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Invitation, Meditation, News, Prayer Intention, Sharings|Tags: , , , |

Who does not love St. Joseph? Religious and priests have a great devotion to St. Joseph, and so do many faithful Catholics. He is the silent Saint, did not say a word in the Gospel, and worked and lived quietly with Jesus and Mary - and yet, the Church declared him Patron of the Universal [...]

Chair of Peter

2021-02-23T21:25:49+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Authority of the Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Practices, Celebration, Conference/Talk, News, Papal Decree|Tags: , , , , |

What is the Chair of Peter? There is a physical meaning to this "chair." But we celebrate on February 22, the spiritual significance of it. According to Pope Benedict XVI: Our "liturgy celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. This is a very ancient tradition, proven to have existed in Rome since the [...]

Importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

2021-01-31T20:51:31+00:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Catholic Practices, Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Invitation, News, Sacrament, Season|Tags: , , , |

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, each faithful, after having attained the age of discretion, is bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year.” (CCC 1457). Is that all? Scripture says "the just man falls seven times (a day)" (Prov. 24:16). An honest self-examination will reveal that [...]

Confession during Pandemic

2021-01-29T13:00:49+00:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catholic Practices, Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Invitation, News, Prayerlife, Sacrament|Tags: , , , , , |

Confession is a significant part of our Catholic life. But during this pandemic, almost all our practices are on hold. Going to a priest for confession is one of them. What can we do then? Must we wait to have our sins forgiven until we can go to the Sacrament?Here is a short video where [...]

Blessed New Year 2021!

2021-01-01T21:54:08+00:00January 1st, 2021|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Good Wishes, Greetings, Motherhouse in Steyl, News, Religious life, Sharings|Tags: , , , , , |

A very blessed and grace-laden New Year to all of you! 2020 had been a very challenging year for all of us. We will not forget this year, for we all suffered when COVID 19 broke out and spread like wildfire in all parts of the earth. Suddenly, we found ourselves - rich and poor, [...]

Did the Virgin Mary also have Struggles?

2020-12-15T22:24:25+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Devotions, Meditation, Sharings|Tags: , |

We know that Mary is blessed, full of grace. But did she also have some struggles while she was still in this world? Was her faith also tested just as ours is tested? Did she ever feel the loneliness of being an outcast because she was choosing God and His holy Will and because she [...]

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2020-12-07T20:41:15+00:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Meditation, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , |

On December 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As Catholics, we accept and believe this doctrine. But do we really understand what it means? Here are two videos of Fr. Mike Schmitz and Dr. Edward Sri explaining this Doctrine in a way that we can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mary, my Mother – and yours, too!

2020-08-13T09:18:32+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Anecdote, Devotions, Meditation, Prayerlife, Sharings|Tags: , , |

I was not very devoted to Mary as I was growing up. Yes, I believed in her. I accepted her as our and Jesus' Mother. But only that. Why? Maybe because I was not particularly pious. I go to Holy Mass on Sundays only now and then. I did not pray the rosary unless it [...]

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