First Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-18

14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has cast out your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear evil no ...

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Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension is the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates the Ascension of Christ into heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. In the Eastern Church this feast was known as analepsis, “the taking up”, and also as the episozomene, the salvation, denoting ...

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The Epiphany Of Our Lord

The Epiphany of Our Lord is the Christian feast observed on Jan. 6, 2016.  The word “epiphanyâ€� comes from the Greek epiphainen, a verb that means “to shine upon,” “to manifest,” or “to make known.â€� Thus, the feast of the Epiphany celebrates the many ways that Christ has made Himself ...

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First Reading: Acts 18:1-8

1 After this he left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named Aq’uila, a native of Pontus, lately come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them; 3 and because he was of the ...

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Blessed Frederic Janssoone

The greatest desire and prayer of Blessed Frederic Janssoone was to help others come closer to God. His ministry as a Franciscan help him to do that, and took him to many places, from Europe, to the Holy Land and then to North America, where he died.He was born in Flanders ...

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Blessed Rickard Thirkeld

Richard Thirkeld was ordained a priest in France in 1579, and returned to homeland of York, England, soon after to serve as a home missioner. There he was arrested on the eve of the Annunciation in 1538 for the crime of being a priest.He was imprisoned for two months before being ...

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St. Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion was born in London on January 25, 1540. He was raised as a Catholic, and had such a powerful and flamboyant intellect that at the age of only 17, he was made a junior fellow at Saint John’s College of Oxford University.On visiting the university, Queen Elizabeth I was ...

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