I spent a weekend learning about the book, “The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius,” at the White House Retreat Center in St. Louis. I have had that book for a long time, but I could never get through it.  It wasn’t hard reading, just difficult to comprehend what was going on. Fr. Anthony taught us how to do contemplation and meditation as St Ignatius discussed in the book. Fr. Anthony explained…

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I consecrated myself to Jesus through Mary during Mass on the Marian Feast of the Queenship of Mary on August 22, 2019. It was extra special because it was our first official Parish Feast Day and we had participated in the Queenship of Mary Novena that week with the people of the parish. There were…

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Some form of rosary has been around since the 12th century. Praying the rosary in the early church was different than today.  There were 150 beads or knots in a rope that they used to pray on.  The monks prayed 150 Psalms a day.  Since many of the laity and even lay monastic could not…

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De Colores! I had the opportunity to attend a Cursillo Event in Columbia.  The program helped us get the cob webs from the cold winter out of our heads and hearts and prepare us for a new spring.  The speakers encouraged us to be the Christians we are meant to be and to draw closer…

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