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'Living Lent': EASTER SUNDAY - HE IS RISEN!

PRAY: "The Lord is truly risen. alleluia! To him be the glory and power for all the ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia!"

The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not what you think!

The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter Bunny hides ...

Happy Easter: The Tomb is Empty! Love Has Triumphed

We find the purpose of eternity revealed in the temporal realities of every today. The real "stuff" of our mundane daily lives becomes the ...

Easter: We Have Been Raised with Christ. Easter is More Than a Day; it is a Way

Easter is more than a Day, it is a Way; A Way of living our lives differently now in Him. We are invited to do that by living them in His Church, ...

Washed Clean

I couldn’t believe it. A black gel pen had hidden itself in the folds of my white towels and survived the washing machine, only to explode in the dryer. Ugly black stains were everywhere. My white towels were ruined. No amount of bleach would be able to remove the dark stains.

As I reluctantly consigned the towels to the rag pile, I was reminded of the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah’s lament describing the damaging effects of sin. By rejecting God and turning to idols (Jeremiah 2:13), Jeremiah declared that the people of Israel had caused a permanent stain in their relationship with God: “‘Although you wash yourself with soap and use an abundance of cleansing powder, the stain of your guilt is still before me,’ declares the Sovereign Lord” (2:22). They were powerless to undo the damage they’d done.

On our own, it is impossible to remove the stain of our sin. But Jesus has done what we could not. Through the power of His death and resurrection, He “purifies [believers] from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

Even when it’s hard to believe, cling to this beautiful truth: there is no damage from sin that Jesus cannot totally remove. God is willing and ready to wash away the effects of sin for anyone willing to return to Him (v. 9). Through Christ, we can live each day in freedom and hope.

A Prayer for the Dying and a Special Soul: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, April 21, 2019

O most merciful Jesus, Lover of souls, I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate ...

St. Anselm: Saint of the Day for Sunday, April 21, 2019

St. Anselm Archbishop of Canterbury and Confessor APRIL 21,A.D. 1109 IF the Norman conquerors stripped the English nation of its liberty, and many ...

Daily Reading for Monday, April 22nd, 2019 HD

Reading 1, Acts 2:14, 22-32 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed them in a loud voice: 'Men of Judaea, and all you who live in ...

Children's Prayer For Parents: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dear Lord! Fill our parents with Thy choicest blessings; enrich their souls with Thy holy grace; grant that they may faithfully and ...

'Living Lent': Holy Saturday

PRAY: "Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the Lord has this been done; it is wonderful ...