Articles Tagged ‘self-sacrifice’

St. Gianna: The modern woman’s saint

St. Gianna Beretta Molla a Woman's Life

It is said that God gives us the saints we need for our time. Saints who, by their lives rooted in self-surrendering, self-sacrificing love, show us how to conquer the darkness of the world in which we live and rise to their ranks. In our time, when so many women continue to reject authentic femininity as ordained by God, He has given us St. Gianna Beretta Molla. 16 May 2015 marks the eleventh anniversary of St. Gianna's canonization by Pope St. John ... (Continue reading)

Giving the best of ourselves

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Our parish just finished Bundle Sunday Weekend, our annual Fall round-up of gently used clothing and small appliances that are collected and donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. With six of my eight children still living at home, Bundle Sunday is an event at our house. About two weeks before the collection date, I instruct my husband and children to take everything that doesn't fit or that they no longer want to wear and put them into designated ... (Continue reading)

St. Gianna and Pietro Molla: models for the Synod on the Family

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There's much rumour and speculation swirling around the upcoming Synod on the Family in October 2014. One of the main points of debate is whether or not divorced or remarried Catholics should be allowed to receive Holy Communion if an annulment has not been granted. Other areas to be addressed include same-sex marriage, co-habitation, and the role of men and women within a marriage. Although there seems to be much disagreement among Catholics including all levels of the clergy, the ... (Continue reading)

21st Sunday: You are the Christ

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You are the Christ, the Son of the living God (Mt 16:16). St. Peter’s statement of faith is the foundation of the Christian faith, just as it is the foundation of the Church’s life and mission. Christians are so called because we believe in the divinity of Christ; namely, that Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial ... (Continue reading)

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