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Ever Ancient, Ever New: A New Feast For Mary, Mother of the Church

May 18, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

The Monday after Pentecost is a Marian feast day. Didn’t you know? It’s alright if you didn’t. After all, Pope Francis only just declared the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, to be a permanent memorial in March of 2018.   VATICAN MEDIA/CNA   Why Mary, Mother of the Church?   Sin[...]

7 Practical Life Lessons From Pope Francis

Oct 16, 2017 By Mary Kate Hetzel
Pope Francis (when he was Bergoglio) helping another cardinal catch his hat in the wind

Pope Francis is a wellspring of practical and spiritual instruction in ways perhaps surprising and unlikely. Reading his words in The Name of God Is Mercy and The Church of Mercy is helpful in illuminating the Pope as a man we can all relate to and learn from. Here is a list of quotes from these books that can help us take a sec[...]

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