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Minute Meditations
Lord, Heal Our Faults Minute Meditations
Loving Lord, you have come to heal the weaknesses in our wills and the stubbornness in our hearts. You came to reconcile us to your creative love and forgiveness. As we plan to celebrate your birth in Bethlehem, help us share more fully in your divine life.
— from Holding Jesus

Sunday, December 22, 2013
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Marcellinus and Peter: Marcellinus and Peter were prominent enough in the memory of the Church to be included among the saints of the Roman Canon. Mention of their names is optional in our present Eucharistic Prayer I. 
<p>Marcellinus was a priest and Peter was an exorcist, that is, someone authorized by the Churh to deal with cases of demonic possession. They were beheaded during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian. Pope Damasus wrote an epitaph apparently based on the report of their executioner, and Constantine erected a basilica over the crypt in which they were buried in Rome. Numerous legends sprang from an early account of their death.</p> American Catholic Blog Faith can help us accept that the one who has died is now joined with all those who were part of his or her life, those whom they have loved and who have gone before them. We believe that they are now with God in a fuller way than was possible during their life on earth.

 
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