Chatter in the Vestibule

It’s February and I think about sickness

It’s February and I think about sickness

The message of February is love because the message of February is pro-life because its message is to embrace the cross.

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La Befana and the Magi by Jessica Furiosi

La Befana and the Magi by Jessica Furiosi

If you travel to Italy during the Twelve Days of Christmas, especially as you get closer to the Epiphany on January 6th you will see a sight that is quite unique. Italy will suddenly transform itself something closer to an American Halloween than the Father Christmas we are used to at this time of year. There will be witches in the stores filled with candy and people dressed up for photo opportunities with costumed witches in the streets. This is a special witch named “La Befana.” According to Italian legend, as the Three Magi were traveling to visit the Baby...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like… Good Friday?

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Good Friday?

In the Crucifixion, we’re shown the torture. We know there was blood. This is how Jesus emptied Himself, but the total self-sacrifice of the Incarnation, giving up His divinity, couldn’t be any less than the Crucifixion.

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The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe by Caramia Caballero

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe by Caramia Caballero

In the weeks preceding this year's Feast Day, Our Lady's words to St. Juan Diego repeat in my heart, "Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more?"

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