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La Morenita

"Today I come as a missionary of mercy and of peace but also as a son who wishes to pay homage to his mother, the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, and place himself under her watchful care…", said Pope Francis. This is the sacred tilma of St Juan Diego …

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Lenten Veils

"Mercy “expresses God’s way of reaching out to the sinner, offering him a new chance to look at himself, convert, and believe” (Misericordiae Vultus, 21), thus restoring his relationship with him. In Jesus crucified, God shows his desire to draw …

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Lent

"For all of us, then, the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year is a favourable time to overcome our existential alienation by listening to God’s word and by practising the works of mercy. In the corporal works of mercy we touch the flesh of Christ …

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Contemplating the Cross in Prayer

"In synthesis, the Lenten journey, in which we are invited to contemplate the Mystery of the Cross, is meant to reproduce within us “the pattern of his death” (Ph 3: 10), so as to effect a deep conversion in our lives; that we may be transformed by …

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The Priory of Caleruega

Facade of the Dominican friars' priory seen from the town square in Caleruega, the small village that is the birthplace of St Dominic. Behind the facade is the tower which dates from the time of St Dominic's life. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr

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Blessed Reginald clothed by Our Lady

"In the year 1218 Reginald was in Rome, when he fell seriously ill. As it happened Dominic was also in Rome, and a mutual acquaintance must have told him about the condition of Reginald, so that he went to visit him. The biographers tell us that …

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Our Lady of Lourdes in DC

"Mary, you showed yourself to Bernadette in the crevice of the rock. In the cold and grey of winter, you brought the warmth, light and beauty of your presence, In the often obscure depths of our lives, in the depth of the world where evil is so …

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Lourdes Basilica at Dusk

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, known widely as the Upper Basilica, was the second of the churches to be completed at Lourdes. It was consecrated in 1876. It is an impressive, elaborate building in Gothic style, designed by architect …

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Inside the Lourdes Basilica

The walls of the Upper Basilica in Lourdes are lined with ex voto plaques, and banners from official National Pilgrimages of the past. It has a series of stained-glass windows depicting various events in the story of Lourdes. Source: Lawrence OP on …

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Rosary Procession at Lourdes

The Torchlight Marian Procession takes place daily at 9.00pm in Lourdes, going from the Grotto to the front of the Basilica. The procession is led by pilgrims bearing a replica of the Cabuchet Statue of the Virgin Mary and the Rosary is said in …

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The Sick come to Our Lady of Lourdes

"To all those who assist the sick and the suffering I express my confident hope that they will draw inspiration from Mary, the Mother of Mercy. “May the sweetness of her countenance watch over us in this Holy Year, so that all of us may rediscover …

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McGivney Hall

Father O'Connell Hall in the background. As the wind blew, the snow was stirred up like sand, and it sparkled in the sunlight. I was entranced by its beauty! Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr

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Library Window

At the Mullen Library, Catholic University of America. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr

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St Agatha

"Lord, my creator, you have protected me since I was in the cradle. You have taken me from the love of the world and given me patience to suffer. Now receive my spirit." – St Agatha's final words. Today, 5 February is the feast of this 3rd-century …

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Vocations Mass I

Mass said for men travelling to the Vocations Weekend from 5-7 February 2016. The Mass was said in the Lourdes chapel of the National Shrine by Fr Benedict Croell OP, Vocations Director of the St Joseph Province. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr

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Pancake Day!

Today is Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, the day before start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Often times called 'Fat Tuesday' (Mardi Gras), it was a day for using up the milk, butter, eggs and sugar before the austerities and fasting season of Lent when …

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Vocations Mass II

Mass said for men travelling to the Vocations Weekend from 5-7 February 2016. The Mass was said in the Lourdes chapel of the National Shrine by Fr Benedict Croell OP, Vocations Director of the St Joseph Province. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr

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Vocations Mass III

Mass said for men travelling to the Vocations Weekend from 5-7 February 2016. The Mass was said in the Lourdes chapel of the National Shrine by Fr Benedict Croell OP, Vocations Director of the St Joseph Province. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr

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Depart from me Lord!

"But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons …

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Lunar New Year 2016

Wishing all blessings and good health in this Lunar New Year! Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr