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FEBRUARY 22, 2024 – LENT DAY 9 – ST. PETER’S CHAIR AT ANTIOCH.

Celebrate St. Peter’s establishment of the see of Antioch and how it was customary in the East to keep anniversaries like baptismal vows and bishop consecrations.

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FEBRUARY 21, 2024 – LENT DAY 8 – ST. SEVERIANUS, MARTYR, BISHOP.

Follow in Saint Euthymius’ footsteps and stand up to injustice – read his story of devotion, martyrdom, and how he courageously defended orthodoxy.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2024 – LENT DAY 7 – ST. EUCHERIUS, BISHOP.

Learn from St. Eucherius and his devotion to prayer & contemplation as he was consecrated a bishop, reproved encroachments of Charles Martel, and retired to the monastery of Sarchinium until his death.

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No Big Deal

We all have them, the eight-inch votive candles of Jesus, Mary, and the Saints. They keep us grounded in the real things that matter in our lives. And on February 11, another entry in the candle world: there he was, grinning like Jolly Jesus on an eight-inch votive with an image of what looked like a heart encircled with thorns…

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FEBRUARY 19 , 2024 – LENT DAY 6 – ST. BARBATUS, BISHOP.

Get inspired by St. Barbatus’ example of holiness and his determination to rid the state of Italy of all idolatrous superstitions. Read how!

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FEBRUARY 18, 2024 – LENT DAY 5 – ST. SIMEON, BISHOP, MARTYR.

Learn from the inspiring example of St. Simeon, nephew to our Blessed Virgin & cousin to Jesus, who endured many tortures & taught multitudes of Jews through his miracles and faith.

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Facing New Decisions: Liquifying Our Loved Ones?

Reflecting on mortality, Christians believe in bodily resurrection, favoring burial to honor the body and express hope in an afterlife. The Church permits cremation, with respectful treatment of the remains. However, new practices like aquamation, which involve liquidating the body, are seen as lacking dignity and are thus problematic. Some local funeral homes offer this, but faithful are urged to remember the dead and pray for them.

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FEBRUARY 17, 2024 – LENT DAY 4 – ST. FLAVIAN, BISHOP, MARTYR.

Explore the story of Flavian’s short-lived episcopate as he faced conflict and persecution to protect truth, even standing up to the emperor’s favorite Chrysaphius.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2024- LENT DAY 3 – BLESSED JOHN DE BRITTO, MARTYR. ST. ONESIMUS, DISCIPLE OF ST. PAUL.

John de Britto bravely left everything behind and dedicated himself to converting 10K+ Hindoos despite violent opposition and a martyr’s death. Once a slave, Onesimus met with St. Paul and received his letter of recommendation before becoming a missionary & martyr through faith in God’s love.

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FEBRUARY 15, 2024 – LENT DAY 2 – STS. FAUSTINUS AND JOVITA, MARTYRS.

Learn from the example of Faustinus and Jovita – two Christian brothers who were martyred with great zeal and faith whilst preaching Christianity in Brescia under the Emperor Adrian.

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