Terri Aluise

Terri Aluise and her family are parishioners of St. Benedict Church in Chicago, Illinois. Active in Catholic circles, Mrs. Aluise is a wife, mother, and avid client of St. Joseph.

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Gain the Freedom to Love God Anywhere, Anytime! 5-Star Book Review: With God in America by Fr. Ciszek

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If we have a living, trusting, acting faith, then we know that God is around every corner of our life, that he does indeed walk with us and talk with us and love us, so deeply, so immensely that our life for him, our dearest friend, is like a tiny flame of a match compared to the burning world. Do we act on this all day long? Don’t we often act as though God is somewhere out there in the vast, impersonal sky, too concerned with the really big things of the world to be thinking of us? Aren’t we often like the apostles in the boat, thinking they have to wake God up so that he will pay attention to us?

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Heart to Heart on the Sacred Heart

I have to admit that my favorite time in the liturgical calendar is the Summer/Fall Ordinary Time. After celebrating the High Holy Season of Easter, we come upon Pentecost. Every year on Pentecost Sunday at the Pantheon in Rome, the Church celebrates the ancient tradition of rose petals descending from the “Holy Ghost” hole (video below) in the […]

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St. Teresa in Ecstasy

As I have mentioned in these pages before, 2015 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. On the occasion of her feast day, I would like to focus on the image that most people associate her with, the great baroque statue by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Teresa in Ecstasy. The church that […]

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The Overlooked Power of the Maid of Lisieux: St. Therese, Doctor of the Church

A couple of years ago, I was invited to participate in Facebook chat with some highly intelligent, very well educated Catholic men. It remains a mystery to me as to how I included, since I was not even remotely qualified to participate in the discussion. I imagine this is why I cannot recall what the conversation was […]

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You Know Nothing

Recently, his Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, called out Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump out on his xenophobic rant on immigration, essentially calling him a “Know Nothing”. I personally want to thank his Eminence for pointing out the obvious for all to see, for the name seems quite appropriate when it comes to Mr. Trump – […]

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