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Minute Meditations
Offer It Up Minute Meditations
Now that Christ has defeated sin and death, our own sufferings, joined to his, do indeed have meaning. Any pain can be offered to God in union with Christ’s passion. And thus we are privileged, as members of his body, to save souls along with him.
— from The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours

Sunday, July 7, 2013
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Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes: Mary Ann grew close to God and his people during her short life. 
<p>The youngest of eight, Mary Ann was born in Quito, Ecuador, which had been brought under Spanish control in 1534. She joined the Secular Franciscans and led a life of prayer and penance at home, leaving her parents’ house only to go to church and to perform some work of charity. She established in Quito a clinic and a school for Africans and indigenous Americans. When a plague broke out, she nursed the sick and died shortly thereafter.</p><p>She was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1950.</p> American Catholic Blog At times Scripture holds a mirror up to our face and we don’t like what we see. The Word is truth, and sometimes the truth is painful. But so is antiseptic on a wound. Scripture challenges us only to heal us and call us to growth. No pain, no gain.

 
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