Tag Archives: Easter

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT!

Happy birthday, Pope Emeritus Benedict! The great Catholic theologian and retired pontiff is celebrating his 90th birthday today in Vatican City where he resides. His birthday was on April 16, also Easter Sunday, but is being celebrated on the Monday following, in Bavarian tradition. Pope Emeritus Benedict celebrates his birthday today in Vatican City, after

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Why did Pope Francis visit Benedict XVI? To say happy birthday!

Early Easter greetings and birthday wishes were the reason for Pope Francis’ visit with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on Wednesday. Following his annual custom, Francis visited his predecessor at Vatican City’s Mater Ecclesiae monastery on April 12 to extend his greetings ahead of Easter Sunday. The Vatican Press Office said the visit had “a double

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Good Friday and the Sufferings of Mary

The Mother standing at the foot of the Cross seems absurd and incomprehensible.  How could the Father permit such suffering?Stabat mater dolorosa juxta Crucem lacrimosa dum pendebat Filius.”  “At the Cross her station keeping, stood the mournful Mother weeping, close to her Son to the last.” “Stabat mater dolorosa juxta Crucem lacrimosa dum pendebat Filius.” 

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5 delicious and festive Easter desserts to wow at this year’s party

Easter is fast approaching and time is running out! What are YOU going to do to make the Easter festivities special this year? Every Easter families celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Part of the festivities include hiding pastel eggs, celebrating as friends and family and, of course, eating delicious food! Whether you’re looking for

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8 thought-provoking Easter quotes to inspire

We all love to celebrate Easter with brightly colored hard boiled eggs, candy, cute pictures of bunnies and chicks and we all love to gather together to party! Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, don’t forget the real reason for the holiday. Jesus Christ lived a life without sin and selflessly gave it away for

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The one surprising secret few people know about Lent!

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There is a secret that few people know about sacrifice. Lent is a time to think about sacrifice and what it can do to you as a person. When you give yourself fully to God during Lent, you will be amazed like I have been at the transformation that occurs. There’s something wonderful waiting to

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One powerful Lenten message that you must read this year

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Lent brings the death and resurrection of the Lord more insistently into the horizon of our lives. Before the Lord, we are all weak and needy, poor in who we are, rich in him. Grateful for our various callings and rejoicing in that poverty that opens us to God’s grace, let us observe Lent together

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Full text: Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the

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