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Holy Land:  Day 4

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 to her first...

A Mystical Evangelization

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...

A Surprise Baptism

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 was being done in two different sites...

Holy Land: Day 3

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 directly...

He suffered for me

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 looking at him in the Eucharist an...

The Missions Buzz

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 live it to the full. We gathered at...