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Our Lord Loves, Dies and Teaches – A letter from Father Kentenich

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 | 0 comments

Our Lord Loves, Dies and Teaches – A letter from Father Kentenich

Our Lord Loves, Dies and Teaches Father Joseph Kentenich Homily, March 22, 1964 Our Lord loves. His suffering is the expression of love without measure. St. Paul pointed it out to us: Dilexit me et tradidit semetipsum pro me. Which means: His Passion is a unique love story. He took all this upon himself because he loves me. He loves. All we need to do is recall several statements Our Lord made: “Father, forgive them. They do not know what they are doing.” Isn’t this an expression of love? How they mistreated them. The people for whom he consumed himself did this to him. And...

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Grace through Everyday Sanctity: Part 3

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 | 0 comments

Grace through Everyday Sanctity: Part 3

As a mother, I’ve always had an easier time connecting with Advent instead of Lent. I can easily meditate on the weeks leading up to the birth of Our Savior, putting myself alongside Our Blessed Mother as she brought new Life into the world. The Passion and Death of that same Child, thirty-three years later, though, has always given me some trouble. I’ve been spared witnessing suffering of that nature and cannot fathom the anguish that happened on that Good Friday. A few months ago, though, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness that brings its own amount of suffering and affects many of...

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A Lenten Devotional for the Cross

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 | 0 comments

A Lenten Devotional for the Cross

Directed Prayer for Families, Groups and Individuals by Regina Mater Educational Community The season of Lent is a time of spiritual retreat for the Christian family. In communion with Christ in the desert, the family is invited to forty days of purification, of stripping down to bare essentials, of discipline, meditation and prayer before the festival of Easter.  These forty days are both an occasion for penance and a celebration of the joy in the Father’s forgiveness. The duration of Lent is identical with the fasting and temptation of Christ, the forty days spent by Moses and Elijah in...

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Invigorating Lent through Stations of the Cross

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 | 0 comments

Invigorating Lent through Stations of the Cross

Thank you to the families, community members, and friends from Little Angels who joined us on Friday, April 5th for a reverent, simple yet beautiful evening. There is something about lent that gets my kids pumped up about growing in holiness. Over the years we have learned many exciting ways for our children to participate in the traditional practices of lent from the community of Regina Mater. We could not have asked for better weather on April 5th. It was glorious. Friends and newcomers gathered for food and fellowship and small groups were led through the stations made by and reflected on...

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Grace through Everyday Sanctity: Part 2

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 | 0 comments

Grace through Everyday Sanctity: Part 2

Every day is a choice. To do for others or to do for myself. (Both are necessary) To choose gratitude. Many choices we do not have to think much about – they are habit. However there are times in life when we are faced with more significant choices that we do not know the outcome or the purpose or the reasoning. This is where building trust through faith in God’s plan day to day helps to guide our choices, especially when we face larger ones. We made the significant, life-giving choice to have a child with Down syndrome.  Each day there is a choice to make that can lead him and...

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10 Family Activities for Lent

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 | 0 comments

10 Family Activities for Lent

Lent is a chance to reinvigorate our prayer life, to fast and to practice generosity by giving alms.  These are a few “simple” resources for the entire family. #1 “Purple is for Preparation” Set up a prayer table with a purple cloth and a Lenten cross with one rose and three purple candles. Add a flower arrangement, intentions or bible. Read from the bible each day.  Create your home Lenten Devotional for the Cross. #2           Turn your Mardi Gras shoebox floats into almsgiving boxes and donate to a favorite charity.   Give alms to an organization in need –...

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