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Opera at The Basilica

May 25, 2024 Comments Off on Opera at The Basilica
June 13 @ 2:37 am

It is not every day that one hears the words Opera and Basilica mentioned in one and the same sentence. And yet, that is exactly what is about to happen…

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Let the Oppressed Go Free Sculpture

Apr 26, 2024 Comments Off on Let the Oppressed Go Free Sculpture
June 13 @ 2:37 am

A few weeks ago, on Good Friday Let the Oppressed Go Free, a sculpture by world renowned Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz was installed on the plaza in front of The…

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Dr. Johan van Parys: On Becoming the Body of Christ. Why do we Celebrate the Eucharist?

Apr 22, 2024 Comments Off on Dr. Johan van Parys: On Becoming the Body of Christ. Why do we Celebrate the Eucharist?
June 13 @ 2:37 am
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A Fruitful Celebration of the Paschal Mystery

Mar 25, 2024 Comments Off on A Fruitful Celebration of the Paschal Mystery
June 13 @ 2:37 am

Growing up in Belgium in the 1970s I remember that everything slowed down during Holy Week. Given the time that has passed I may romanticize things, but it was almost…

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A Seed Must Die to Bear Fruit!

Mar 22, 2024 Comments Off on A Seed Must Die to Bear Fruit!
June 13 @ 2:37 am

When the allied troops moved through Cologne, Germany at the end of World War II they found the following text written on a basement wall by someone who hid there…

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The Fifth Week of Lent: Paving the Path to Salvation

Mar 14, 2024 Comments Off on The Fifth Week of Lent: Paving the Path to Salvation
June 13 @ 2:37 am

The Fifth Week of Lent: Join the Journey!  “Bend your knees, mend your heart, and lend your hands.” “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains…

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The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Step Out of Darkness into the Light

Mar 8, 2024 Comments Off on The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Step Out of Darkness into the Light
June 13 @ 2:37 am

The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Join the Journey!  “Bend your knees, mend your heart, and lend your hands.” “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so…

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The Third Week of Lent: Cleanse Our Physical and Spiritual Temple

Mar 1, 2024 Comments Off on The Third Week of Lent: Cleanse Our Physical and Spiritual Temple
June 13 @ 2:37 am

Join the Journey!  “Bend your knees, mend your heart, and lend your hands.” “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations.” Mark 11:17 After going…

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