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These are photographs of a church named after a former prostitute. 
Amazing to think that a woman scorned by her peers in her time would have such a monument built in her memory.
But then again, it’s not such a surprise since the ‘dignity of women’ is fully recognized by the Catholic Church who regards women as a ‘spiritual beauty’, ‘a great treasure’ and declares that it owes much to the “genius of women”. (St. John Paul II)
Photos: Santa Maria Maddalena Church (1,2)
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by-grace-of-god:

These are photographs of a church named after a former prostitute. 

Amazing to think that a woman scorned by her peers in her time would have such a monument built in her memory.

But then again, it’s not such a surprise since the ‘dignity of women’ is fully recognized by the Catholic Church who regards women as a ‘spiritual beauty’, ‘a great treasure’ and declares that it owes much to the “genius of women”. (St. John Paul II)

Photos: Santa Maria Maddalena Church (1,2)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
The Memorare is a very popular Marian prayer that is sometimes attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), Confessor, Abbot, and Doctor of the Church. While some of his writings do indeed echo the words of the Memorare, he did not in fact compose it. The prayer was first popularized not by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, but by another Bernard, namely Fr. Claude Bernard (1588-1641). More than likely the association of St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s name with the prayer is a case of mistaken identity with Fr. Claude Bernard. (via theraccolta)

To be without Jesus

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To be without Jesus - St. Therese Daily Inspiration #StTherese

Daily Inspiration from St. Therese of Lisieux

To be without Jesus - St. Therese of Lisieux Quotes

To be without Jesus is a grievous hell, and to be with Jesus a sweet paradise. -St. Therese of  Lisieux

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

First Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 28: 1-10

Gospel Reading: Matthew 19: 23-30

Our Prayer by Fr. Bob Colaresi, O. Carm.

God! You Who are Sovereign of Creation, our haughtiness must…

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