The Annunciation: A Matter of Life and Death

There’s an ancient Jewish tradition which holds that March 25, the day on which the Catholic Church celebrates the moment when our Lord and Savior took on our human nature in the womb of the Virgin Mary, is also the day on which God began the original masterpiece of His Creation. Continue reading “The Annunciation: A Matter of Life and Death”

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Look At It This Way

Given that the Church celebrated St. Faustina Kowalska’s feast day on Friday, this reflection from her diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, is as beautifully powerful as it is shocking, were it not for the words of our Lord: “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25) …and when crucifixion is not a meaningless idea for our Lord or for those who follow Him:

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