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The Season of Advent is a time of anticipation and hope.  Historically, the primary sanctuary color of Advent is Purple. This is the color of penitence and fasting as well as the color of royalty to welcome the Advent of the King.  The nativity, the Incarnation, cannot be separated from the crucifixion. The purpose of Jesus' coming into the world, of the "Word made flesh" and dwelling among us, is to reveal God and His grace to the world through Jesus' life and teaching, but also through his suffering, death, and resurrection.

Showing Up

This article may be helpful as men and women of good will begin again the season of Advent. SHOWING UP


God’s Mercy

November 20th, 2016 marked the end of the year of Mercy instituted by Pope Francis. The link below are short video clips located on the Archdiocese of St. Louis website that may be helpful...


Everyone’s Mother

What We Can Learn About the Holy Spirit’s Power From the Life of Mary (Video)


The Pursuit of Holiness

Within every vocation there is a choice. I am going to choose one path over another. Married, single, consecrated, and religious life offer all men and women the opportunity to grow in self-knowledge and...


Men and Women: The Transgender Question

Garrett Johnson, blog author from Texas, gives some great insights into questions regarding transgender issues. Can a Man or a Woman Change Their Sex? 11 Points a Catholic Should Keep In Mind about the...


Welcome Brothers

Please pray for the men that will be ordained to the Catholic priesthood this year. The CARA report gives clear evidence where the priests ordained for service within the United states come from and...


Religious Liberty

Within the United States there are many ongoing battles, but certainly non more important than religious freedom. Religious freedom is the foundation on which all other freedoms are based. Once the freedom to worship...


Into the Breach

Bishop Thomas Olmsted, bishop of Phoenix, Arizona recognizes the need for men to engage in the culture wars around them. In fact, Bishop Olmsted’s challenge is one that is without question timely and certainly...


Catholic Mass Survival Guide

Have not been to Mass in a while and need a couple of friendly reminders? Do not worry you are not alone. Simply follow the link and know that you are always welcome! 9...