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Epiphany Grace

"Let us approach the manger to adore him….On Christmas Night, the child Jesus was placed in the manger: this was the first exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, before whom the first adoration was made." Blessed James Alberione, SSP
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New Year Grace

"May we always turn to Mary, our Mother, Teacher and Queen, in all our spiritual and material necessities. Let us take Jesus from her most holy hands and ask her for the grace to understand and practice well the devotion to the Divine Master, who became an infant out of love for us."Mother Thecla Merlo, FSP
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Advent Wisdom Week 4

Psalm 33The Greatness and Goodness of God1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.    Praise befits the upright.2 Praise the Lord with the lyre;    make melody to him with the harp of ten strings.3 Sing to him a new song;    play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.4 For the word of the Lord is upright,    and all his work is done in faithfulness.5 He loves righ...
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Advent Wisdom Week 3

"We are in the Advent season: let us try to follow the liturgy and prepare ourselves for Christmas through intense prayer,  prayers well said and lived. And let us unite to our prayers some sacrifices so as to prepare ourselves well to receive the Child Jesus." Mother Thecla Merlo, FSP
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Advent Wisdom Week 2

"Our adoration should be filled with interior fervor, in response to the mystical attraction contained in the words  'Come to me, all of you.'  Let us move toward the Word Incarnate and embrace him as the great gift of the Father to us: 'To those who accepted him he gave power to become children of God.' ” (Jn 1:12)         Sr.Giovannamaria Carrara, FSP
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Why Pray for Our Deceased Loved Ones?

Recently I viewed an excellent film on purgatory that included a testimony from Father Doug Lorig, a priest in Arizona. For a long time praying and offering Masses for the deceased has been important to him. He had been touched in particular by a case of a seventeen-year-old boy named Tony who had in his life been involved with drugs and gangs, finally committing suicide. Father Doug prayed for him for over a year. Some time later he was at a cemetery for a funeral and heard someone call his nam...
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Alberione's Secret for Becoming a Great Saint Revealed!

Okay. That’s one of those titles you see in Google Ads whose purpose is to gain click-throughs (and money). Usually you’re disappointed with the “revelation.” But in this case, it is true. Blessed James Alberione did, in fact, reveal his secret in 1919. First, let me tell you how it happened.Can you imagine someone coming up to you when you were fourteen or fifteen years old and telling you that you must become a saint? And not just any saint…but a great saint...
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