Let Us Stand United in Prayer in the Fight Against the Evil of Abortion

It may be as early as this October that the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a landmark case that could change the legal landscape around abortion in the United States.  I am happy to send as an attachment a timely resource that can be used to animate our prayerful participation in calling on God’s guidance and wisdom for our 9 Justices for this tremendous case.   The attached leaflet has links to brief articles about the case and provides a synopsis of its background and context.   There are links for focused and hopeful prayers and spiritual practices that can be used individually and in groups, however it suits your reality.  In whatever fashion, this is one way for us to practice “active citizenship” in favor of life in our lands....

V CENTENARIA INCORONAZIONE DELLA MADONNA DI OROPA

V CENTENARIA INCORONAZIONE DELLA MADONNA DI OROPADomenica 29 agosto 2021PROGRAMMAOre 10.00: Solenne Concelebrazione Eucaristica Ore 11.30: Processione della Sacra Effigie dalla Basilica Superiore al piazzale antistanteOre 12.00: Angelus del Papa in diretta da Piazza San PietroOre 12.15: Solenne Rito di Incoronazione della statua della Beata Vergine Maria presieduto dal Legato Pontificio Cardinale Giovanni Battista ReOre 13.15: Termine della Celebrazione Ore 15.00: Presentazione del francobollo dedicato alla V Centenaria Incoronazione della Madonna di Oropa e annullo filatelico, in Sala FrassatiDA OGNI LUOGO PARTECIPEREMO INSIEME!La diretta sul sito e sul canale You Tube del Santuario di Oropa avrà inizio alle ore 10.La diretta su TV2000 verrà trasmessa dalle ore 12.La strada per Oropa sarà chiusa alle ore 6 e non sarà possibile salire al santuario fino alla riapertura pomeridiana. Per assistere alla celebrazione consigliamo di recarvi nei sagrati allestiti nelle Parrocchie del Biellese I SAGRATI DIFFUSI Da ogni luogo, parteciperemo insieme!Sono una trentina i luoghi nei quali ci si potrà trovare per partecipare in diretta alla cerimonia solenne dell’Incoronazione. Domenica 29 agosto, in molte parrocchie del Biellese si potrà assistere alla cerimonia attraverso un apposito maxischermo. Scopri il sagrato più vicino a teIL LIBRO DELLA V INCORONAZIONE – In prevendita Una narrazione con fotografie di Andrea  Taglier di una comunità in cammino...

Be Good To Each Other by Jeannie Ewing

“Marriage is, after all, a looking back and a looking forward, always in hope.”– Jeannie EwingI noticed her nestled in a corner booth, a fresh corsage pinned to her tidy pink blazer. She seemed engaged in conversing with what appeared to be her husband of many years. You can tell through a person’s body language how long they have known the other – the way her hand moved and he would respond with a subtle nod.Ben and I were not connecting well, though we both attempted to. Our annual expensive meal at a local steakhouse for our anniversary brought us to a place of reconnection. But we kept falling short, somehow missing each other like an archer shooting arrows well past the target and into oblivion.There was a moment I tuned Ben out so that I could glance once more at her silver coiffed hair, neatly tucked behind her ears with a headband. I offered no one in particular a wry smile and thought, “I hope that’s Ben and me one day…”The thought spurred fresh hope in me as I sniffed my cabernet, savoring the notes of tart berries. Ben’s mood was far more serious than mine, which was...

40% Off Sitewide St. Benedict’s Day Sale

St. Benedict, Patron Saint of Students, ora pro nobis! St. Benedict founded an Order that today operates many schools across the globe, so it’s no surprise that he is the patron saint of schoolchildren and students. In honor of St. Benedict’s July 11th feast day (in the Ordinary Form), take 40% off your entire order of educational resources for yourself and your children. WEBSITE LINK – CLICK HERE Use code STBEN21 for 40% off...