Posts from January 2014

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Registration Still Open for Women’s Spiritual Exercises February 14-17, 2014

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Spaces are still available for the annual East Coast Spiritual Exercises offered for women in English over Presidents’ Day Weekend, Friday February 14 – Monday February 17, 2014 (Monday is a Federal Holiday). Held in Maryland and preached by IVE priests, the Spiritual Exercises are a silent retreat following the structured progression of meditations of St. Ignatius of […]

Walking for Life in San Francisco

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Our Religious Family in California rejoiced this year to see the Walk for Life West Coast continue to grow and attract more Pro-life activists to San Francisco to protest Roe vs. Wade.  Our sisters and priests from the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara as well as St. Leo the Great Parish […]

March for Life 2014

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Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.  Jeremiah 1:5 To defend the unborn, to protest unjust legislation, and to grow in unity for the cause of life, pro-life marchers gathered in Washington Wednesday, January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade US Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in the United […]

Our Missionary Contemplatives: Christian Unity and the Protection of All Human Life

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Every January, the Church in the United States calls the faithful to prayer and action for two urgent prayer intentions: the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 17-25) culminating in the liturgical Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, January 25; and the Pray for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, centering on the March for Life […]

Honoring Two Great American Saints in January: Elizabeth Ann Seton and John Neumann

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The Church honors two great American saints in early January.  First, the socialite Episcopalian convert and foundress, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821), is celebrated on January 4th.  Next, the immigrant missionary bishop, St. John Nepomucene Neumann (1811-1860) has his feast day on January 5th. Both of them are great intercessors, models and champions especially for the Church in the […]

2014: A New Year, A New Prayer for Peace

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Happy New Year!  As we celebrate the beginning of this new year, the Church calls us all to prayer. First, we honor Our Lady on this Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, asking her to lead us ever closer to her Son this year that we may learn to become His true disciples by imitating […]