Monthly Archives: March 2013

LIVE AND EXPERIENCE THE EFFECTS OF THE RESURECCTION OF CHRIST

I remember the first time that I went to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, and had the grace to have mass inside of the tomb were Our Lord was buried. It is a small space, with room … Continue reading

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Chicago Mercy Missions: Day Two

Good Friday was a long day for the missionaries, but one filled with many graces. We walked alongside Christ at a living stations of the cross through Little Mexico, involved St. Bart’s teens in our door-to-door mission efforts, served the … Continue reading

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Holy Land: Day 4

Angela DiLaura, Everest Collegiate High School senior, continues her blog from her classes’ senior trip to Jerusalem during Holy Week into the Triduum. “While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross at the Home of the Dying: Veronica, Simon of Cyrene, the wailing women, Mary…I saw them at the Stations!

This morning I was reflecting on the stations of the cross, the final steps Christ took before dying for me and for you. I was trying to place myself in the scene and ask myself who I related to most. … Continue reading

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A Mystical Evangelization

Today, after reading the Good Friday homily of Father Cantalamessa, I was deeply touched by some of his words about spreading Christ’s love or, “evangelization”.  It resonates because of the sincerity and authenticity of his words:  “The evangelization has a … Continue reading

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A Surprise Baptism

On that particular day I was a little worried as I was bouncing along a dusty Mexican road in a Chevy pickup.  Last week I had been guiding a group of forty missionaries in the hills of Puebla, Mexico.  Work … Continue reading

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Holy Land: Day 3

Angela DiLaura, Everest Collegiate High School senior, continues her blog written during her classes’ senior trip to Jerusalem in Holy Week 2013. The sharp sound of a ringing telephone woke me up. I sighed and turned over — and looked … Continue reading

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He suffered for me

As I knelt before our Lord in adoration today I found myself complaining about the little struggles I was going through. I was asking him to remove them because I didn’t want to deal with them anymore. As I was … Continue reading

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Chicago Mercy Missions: Day One

At my parish, St. Bartholomew (1 of 6 parish bases for our Chicago Mercy Missions), we have quite the hodgepodge of missionaries. High school and college girls from Kansas, Colorado, Washington DC, and Chicago along with consecrated women who are … Continue reading

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The Missions Buzz

The house of the consecrated women in Chicago has been abuzz with mission excitement for days. And now it’s here. The holiest week of the year has come to our city and we have well over 100 missionaries ready to … Continue reading

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