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How St. John Bosco handled an epidemic

How St. John Bosco handled an epidemic

by Donal Anthony Foley – The COVID-19 coronavirus is a new threat to our society, but mankind has faced even more serious ones in the past, including the Black Death in the 14th century, when between 30-60 percent of Europe’s population fell victim to the

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Lent with St. Francisco: Blessed are the peacemakers

Lent with St. Francisco: Blessed are the peacemakers

In this 5th week of Lent with St. Francisco, we are focusing on the beatitude, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” Jesus demonstrated this beatitude whenever He confronted sin or conflict with a gentle and peaceful heart. Rather than

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The practice of the First Saturday Devotion during the corona pandemic

The practice of the First Saturday Devotion during the corona pandemic

As we are receiving many questions about the upcoming First Saturday in April and its devotions, here is a quick synopsis from our National Coordinator, Deacon Bob Ellis. For further information, please do not hesitate to email rellis@bluearmy.com or 920-371-1931. How are we to practice

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Lent with St. Francisco: Blessed are the pure in heart

Lent with St. Francisco: Blessed are the pure in heart

In this fourth week of Lent with St. Francisco, we are focusing on the beatitude: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” On this notion, St. Irenaeus of Lyon said, “The Glory of God is a human being fully alive.” When

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Lent with St. Francisco: Blessed are the merciful

Lent with St. Francisco: Blessed are the merciful

In this third week of our Lenten series on St. Francisco and the Beatitudes, Jesus told the crowds, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” In His message of Divine Mercy, Jesus demanded acts of mercy toward our neighbor – by deed,

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St. Joseph at Fatima was providential

St. Joseph at Fatima was providential

by Joseph Pronechen The day the Miracle of the Sun took place at Fatima, there was an additional essential message for us during the apparition. That message comes from the appearance of St. Joseph, who with the Child Jesus, blessed the world; Our Lady was

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Lent with St. Francisco: Blessed are those who mourn

Lent with St. Francisco:  Blessed are those who mourn

Jesus told the crowds, “Blessed are you who mourn, for you will be comforted.” Do we not all mourn with our brothers and sisters when there is suffering? We mourn because of the miseries of poverty, oppression and depression within ourselves and in others. But

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Masculinity is not ‘toxic’ – it is a gift!

Masculinity is not ‘toxic’ – it is a gift!

by Michaelyn Hein – The family room television flashed from commercial to commercial as my son lounged in front of it, exhausted from the heat of the summer day he’d just been out running around in. From the kitchen, I half listened to it as

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First Saturday is an individual invitation to know Mary

First Saturday is an individual invitation to know Mary

By Deacon Bob Ellis – The most common disappointment I hear about the First Saturday Devotion is that someone is unable to practice it because it is not done communally in their parish or anywhere nearby. The familiar phrase, “Our parish doesn’t offer First Saturdays,”

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Lent with St. Franciso: Blessed are the poor in spirit

Lent with St. Franciso: Blessed are the poor in spirit

During this Lenten series, we will focus on the Beatitudes, especially those that were demonstrated in the life and virtue of St. Francisco. You can listen to the reflection in our video blog or read it below. Beatitudes are an expression of extreme blessedness.  In

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