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The Birth of Jesus Foretold (Luke 1:26-38)

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is...

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving – by James Martin, SJ

Thank you, God. I’m grateful, God, for so many things. I’m grateful, God, for the gift of life. Without you I wouldn’t be here. Without you, nothing would be here. Without you, nothing would be at all. I’m grateful for my parents, God. Even if they weren’t perfect, or completely functional, they loved me the...

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Too Heavy to Run! (Hebrews 12:1-12)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him...

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The Crucifixion of Jesus – Luke 22:26-43

As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters...