Author Archives: Rae

The New Evangelization is Doomed (Because of Posts Like This One)

“The New Evangelization” is one of those Catholic terms which has been tossed around just enough that many people are completely confident about their confused understanding of it. I frequently see it used to mean “evangelization through new media.” If … Continue reading

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John of the Cross Novena: Day 6

Novena to Saint John of the Cross Day 6: Listen Here. Full Text of Novena Here. Beginning Prayer to be said each day: O glorious St. John of the Cross, through a pure desire of being like Jesus¬†crucified, you longed … Continue reading

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Advent Vespers

For those of you who don’t have the option of sung vespers near you this Advent:

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What I Wore Sunday: That Time of Year

We have now reached that lovely time of the year which really, really needs a new name. Did you know that around here they lump together the seasons from Advent to Easter and call them by one name? Flu season. … Continue reading

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John of the Cross Novena: Day 5

Novena to Saint John of the Cross Day 5: Listen Here. Full Text of Novena Here. Beginning Prayer to be said each day: O glorious St. John of the Cross, through a pure desire of being like Jesus crucified, you … Continue reading

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John of the Cross Novena: Day 4

Novena to Saint John of the Cross Day 4: Listen Here. Full Text of Novena Here. Beginning Prayer to be said each day: O glorious St. John of the Cross, through a pure desire of being like Jesus crucified, you … Continue reading

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Liturgical Confusion

You know what is difficult? Trying to be liturgically correct with one’s celebrations. For instance: today is December 7th, the feast of Saint Ambrose. For the past few years, we have celebrated by having honey (preferably with the honeycomb) on … Continue reading

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John of the Cross Novena: Day 3

Novena to Saint John of the Cross Day 3: Listen Here.¬† Full Text of Novena Here. Beginning Prayer to be said each day: O glorious St. John of the Cross, through a pure desire of being like Jesus crucified, you … Continue reading

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John of the Cross Novena: Day 2

Novena to Saint John of the Cross Day 2. Listen Here Beginning Prayer to be said each day: O glorious St. John of the Cross, through a pure desire of being like Jesus crucified, you longed for nothing so eagerly … Continue reading

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John of the Cross Novena

Today is December 5th. You know what that means, right? Time to start a novena to Saint John of the Cross! The Carmelites of St. Louis have the best version that I have seen. Unfortunately their blog appears abandoned, so … Continue reading

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