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"At the workbench where he plied his trade with Jesus, Joseph brought human work closer to the mystery of Redemption."
~ Pope Saint John Paul II, Redemptoris Custos

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"Learning how to die." is an interesting piece over at First Things this morning on (the failure of) modern "education".

"Montaigne wrote, 'He who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. Knowing how to die frees us from all subjection and constraint.' No education matters more."

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Good morning, Patriots!

Fabulous street art! I's an angry cat, but what incredible art work!

“Do not be troubled if you do not immediately receive from God what you ask Him; for He desires to do something even greater for you, while you cling to Him in prayer.”

St Evagrius Ponticus

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Cinque Terre, Italian Riveria, Italy.

The Stone of Unction in the Holy Sepulchre Church, where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial in the tomb. Here, the body was anointed with myrrh and spices and wrapped in a shroud.

The stone emits oil and a precious fragrance. Visitors who place their religious items on this stone, often find that the fragrance remains for a long time afterwards.

Have no anxiety. Sometimes what's worse than being sick is being afraid of getting sick. Leave it to God. Whatever God gives you is best for you. God never gives you a Cross without first weighing and measuring it very carefully to make sure that the Cross will result in your spiritual growth.

-- Elder Amilianos of Simonopetra

To say that God turns away from the sinful is like saying that the sun hides from the blind.

Abba Anthony the Great

“Martyrdom does not consist only in dying for one's faith. Martyrdom also consists in serving God with love and purity of heart every day of one's life”

St. Jerome

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If you're having trouble during this time of quarantine, I'd encourage you to join all the priests and religious (along with a number of others) across the globe praying the every day! offers a podcast with audio for all the prayers, along with having the prayers written out for reading.

The Divine Office is a part of the Liturgy, and has prayers for the morning, mid-morning, midday, mid-afternoon, evening, and night, along with the Office of Readings, which has a passage from the Bible and from some saint.

Join us!

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"Every one who believes in [Jesus Christ" receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
~ Saint Peter the Apostle in Acts 10:43

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“Let the remembrance of Jesus be present with your every breath, and you will then understand the value of stillness.”
~ Saint John Climacus

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“The joy of the risen Christ is greater than pain. The hope that comes from His resurrection is the victory over our own fear of suffering and death. We follow Jesus; follow His steps through this world and into the next.”
~ From the Gold Book of Prayers

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