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12 Keys to a Sacramental Marriage
Andrew and Terri Lyke

This couple advises husbands and wives: Allow God to shine through your marriage.

The Rite: The Story Behind the Film
By Matt Wielgos and John Feister

Curiosity about exorcism led a journalist to take a class in Rome, then write a book. Now it’s become a film starring Anthony Hopkins.





Changing How We Pray
A veteran liturgist explains what changes we will see in the Mass later this year. By Father Lawrence E. Mick

Stress: A Pathway to Prayer
Stressed? Forget the quick fixes. Turn to God. By Kathy Coffey

Dr. Miguel Díaz: U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
Hunger, human rights and peace are only three issues that occupy the talents and energy of this Cuban-born, former theology professor. By Pat McCloskey, O.F.M.

Fiction: Juggling Act
Life takes practice. By Mary C. Perham


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Catharine of Bologna: Some Franciscan saints led fairly public lives; Catharine represents the saints who served the Lord in obscurity. 
<p>Catharine, born in Bologna, was related to the nobility in Ferrara and was educated at court there. She received a liberal education at the court and developed some interest and talent in painting. In later years as a Poor Clare, Catharine sometimes did manuscript illumination and also painted miniatures. </p><p>At the age of 17, she joined a group of religious women in Ferrara. Four years later the whole group joined the Poor Clares in that city. Jobs as convent baker and portress preceded her selection as novice mistress. </p><p>In 1456, she and 15 other sisters were sent to establish a Poor Clare monastery in Florence. As abbess Catharine worked to preserve the peace of the new community. Her reputation for holiness drew many young women to the Poor Clare life. She was canonized in 1712.</p> American Catholic Blog Dear God, when you pour yourself into the little vase of my being, I suffer the agony of not being able to contain you. The inner walls of this heart feel as if they were about to burst, and I am surprised this has not happened already.


 
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As they grow closer to the Easter sacraments, your parish’s RCIA candidates count on your prayers.

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Annunciation of the Lord
We honor Mary on this feast, and we rejoice in her ‘yes’ to God’s invitation to motherhood.

Lent
Our Lenten journey is almost complete. Catholic Greetings helps you share how this season has been a blessing for you.


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