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4th Of July: A Day To Reconsecrate Our Nation To The Immaculate Heart

Jun 30, 2019 By Whitney Hetzel
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The United States were dedicated to the Immaculate Conception by Bishop John Carroll, its first bishop, in 1792, and in 1846, all the bishops of the nation officially named the Immaculate Conception the Patroness of the United States. An act of Consecration to the Immaculate Conception was made by the Bishops of the U.S. on the

Fear Not the Night: St. John of the Cross and Spiritual Darkness

Dec 12, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

Even a simple glance at St. John’s poetry reveals a depth and richness that can be understood only by living the reality spoken of. It was in St. John’s darkest time that Our Lord drew him close and gifted him with words to poignantly describe the journey of the soul, and the path to God that inevitably passes through darkness.

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