Feast day of St. John Chrysostum

Known for his eloquent speaking and unwavering preaching on the public sins of his time, St. John who earned the name Chrysostomos—"golden mouth” was an important early Church Father who...

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Feast of St. Rose of Lima

“When we serve the poor and the sick we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.”  St. Rose of Lima Starting...

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Feast Day of St. Dominic

“To praise, to bless, to preach”.  Saint Dominic    The feast day of St. Dominic is celebrated on August 8. Known for his self denial, apostolic zeal, and holiness, St....

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Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

“Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever our Lord may wish to work in you.”  St. Ignatius of Loyola  St. Ignatius was a man...

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day

Today, July 16, is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. First instituted in the 14th century, The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel became part of the...

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Immaculate Heart of Mary

Today we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Who better knows us than our parents, right? That’s exactly how we should view our Holy Mother: as the...

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Feast of Corpus Christi

Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, also called the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ. This feast day exists for one purpose: to honor...

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Pentecost

Dear friends,   We all need guides. GPSs to navigate unfamiliar roads. Instruction manuals to operate a new computer and most importantly, the power of the Holy Spirit to guide...

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Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima

“Make of everything you can a sacrifice and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication, for the...

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St. Catherine of Siena Feast Day

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Catherine of Siena, a 12th century saint whose courage transcends millennia after millennia to inspire time and again a new generation of...

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My final Lenten story

Dear friends,  This is my last story of this series. Thanks for reading them and thanks for the feedback that I’ve received from so many of you! I would like...

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Preparing for the Easter Triduum

Dear Friends, As you know, it's Holy Week. To help, here is how you can prepare your hearts and minds for this Sacred, Glorious week and weekend... Holy Thursday -...

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Weekly Update! (Week 4)

Dear friends!    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, this week I am going to send you some pictures that I hope will inspire you and...

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A St. Joseph Intervention

Dear friends!  A couple of years ago, I was traveling in Argentina to visit my family. To reach my destination, I needed to take two buses. With the first bus...

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Lenten Weekly Update (Week 3!)

Dear friends! Greetings during this Holy Season of Lent! I hope you have been enjoying my Lenten updates. I hope they have helped you to grow closer to our Lord...

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May I share another story with you?

Greetings during this Holy Season of Lent! I hope you have been enjoying my Lenten updates. Most importantly, I hope they have helped you to grow closer to our Lord this...

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Have time for another story?

Dear friends,  Greetings, again, during this Holy Season of Lent. I hope and pray that this email finds you and your family well and safe.   In my previous email,...

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A Lenten Reflection

Dear friends,  Greetings during this Holy Season of Lent! The season of Lent, as you may know, is a very busy time for us priests. In my case, I have been...

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May I share a story with you?

Dear friends, The season of Lent, as you know, is an incredibly busy time for us priests. I have been traveling all over, from Argentina where I met with our...

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St. John Bosco

In the book of Genesis (Gn 14:10-17), we read how a group of local kings put together an expedition against Sodom, and other cities near the Dead Sea. They took...

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St. Agnes

If you visit Rome, at some point you will most certainly pass through the renowned Piazza Navona. One of the most picturesque public squares in Rome, it has the unique...

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Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord

There is a beautiful baptismal font inside of Holy Mary Basilica. It is a tourist attraction, and above all, a place of pilgrimage, because it was there where Karol Józef...

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Meet Father Matthew!

Friends of Miles Christi,  Much has happened and is continuing to happen in our world. And though 2020 (and now 2021) has brought much turmoil and darkness, it also brought...

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Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro

Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro was born on January 13, 1891, in Guadalupe, Mexico, in the bosom of a good and practicing Catholic family. Miguel had a very good relationship with...

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Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast dates to the 6th century in the East and to the 15th century in the...

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St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

By: Br. Andrew Bisio, MC Have you ever heard the word “Coadjutor Brother” or “lay Brother?” Probably not! That is because a “Coadjutor Brother” or a “lay Brother” is special...

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Pope St. John Paul II

By Matthew Zahn If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard of Pope St. John Paul II. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear...

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St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux died at the young age of 24, after spending 9 years as a Carmelite. She acquired, however, a great degree of sanctity in few years. So,...

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St. Michael the Archangel

Our Holy Mother Church gives Saint Michael the Archangel the highest place among the angels as she calls him "Prince of the heavenly host". Saint Michael manifested his strength and...

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St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Pio of Pietrelcina is one of the most amazing saints I’ve ever read about. Better known as “Padre Pio”, this Capuchin Priest was born in Pietrelcina, Italy, on May...

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The Holy Name of Mary

The virgin’s name was Mary (Luke 2:27) On September 12, the Church celebrates the liturgical feast of the Holy Name of Mary. Although this feast was always celebrated in some...

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Late Have I Loved You

By Fr. Gustavo Serpa, MC Late have I loved you, Beauty ever ancient and ever new, late have I loved you! These words were written by Augustine of Hippo, one...

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A Patient Mother

Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Monica. Most of what we know about this saint comes from the writings of her famous son, St. Augustine. He was a sharp...

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St. Maximilian – Martyr of Charity

The good thing about the saints is that they were people made of flesh and bones, just like us, and they could reach a level of heroic virtue.   Fast...

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Twelfth promise: The grace of final repentance…

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Eleventh promise: Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My heart…

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Ninth promise: I will bless the houses in which an image of My Heart is exposed and honored.

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Eighth promise: Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.

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Seventh promise: Tepid souls shall become fervent.

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Sixth promise: Sinners will find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.

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Fifth promise: I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.

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Fourth promise: I will be their refuge in life and especially at the hour of death.

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Tenth promise: I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.

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Third promise: I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

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Second promise: I will establish peace in their homes.

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First promise: I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

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12 Promises From His Heart: An Introduction

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Freedom Through Forgiveness

Friendships are not always smooth and unbreakable. I had a group of friends throughout my childhood, and as we got to be seniors in high school, I remember our friendship...

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Finding God Through Creation

“It is difficult to believe in God when I can’t see Him” A very common concern that I encounter among young men and women, both in high school and even...

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3 Ways to Fight Anxiety

Abiding in Jesus' Love In today’s society we can often feel alone and anxious, even if at the same time we have thousands of followers on social media. The truth...

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On the Palms of My Hands

I have the joy of being a Chaplain and Spiritual Director at a Catholic High School in San Diego. Every year before graduation the students sign one another’s year books....

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To Live or Die… Spiritually

Our Life in Christ, God’s Life in Us When I was in high school, I remember asking our religion teacher which sins were mortal. My “plan” was to try to...

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How to Stay Catholic in College

One of the toughest realizations I had when I started working with college students was the amount of Catholics who stop practicing their faith within the first year of school...

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Easy Steps To Do a Time of Personal Prayer or Meditation

It’s About Speaking With God, Who Loves You Infinitely There is no question that spending time in daily prayer or reflection will help you find true interior freedom—but how can...

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You Are Never Alone!

It Happens All The Time I’m seated in a crowded airplane about to take off. I’m on my way to lead a spiritual retreat. For some reason, whenever I’m at...

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The Almighty God Needs You!

Saul was a passionate and committed Pharisee who had decided to put an end to the new “heresy” of Christianity. He asked for permission from the religious authority and headed...

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Sister Death

It has been said that there is nothing so certain as death, and nothing so uncertain as the moment of death. Death is a mystery in so many ways.  What...

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Scruples, an Illness of the Soul

From a spiritual approach, when we talk about “scruples” we are referring to a particular disposition or state of the soul by which a person tends to see sin everywhere,...

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When Plagiarizing is Okay

He who sings prays twice. I've heard that phrase attributed to at least a dozen different saints: St. John Bosco, St. Philip Neri, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Augustine, St....

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Let Us Learn from the Fishermen

There are many people who enjoy fishing. I’m one of them. I really enjoy catching trout in the lakes and rivers of Patagonia. Or at least, trying to… What does...

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Jesus Waits

Have you ever wanted a GPS… but for your life? God’s voice—the inspirations of the Holy Spirit—are kind of like a Divine Garmin; the only problem is that we don’t...

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How To Pray When I Can’t Pray

It’s not always that easy It always amazed me to read how some saints had a very hard time praying. Sometimes, like in the cases of St. Teresa of Avila...

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Gratitude: A Path Towards Joy and Love

Each day, month, and year brings us new opportunities to praise, bless, and thank God for the many blessings He pours upon us. Among the countless benefits we have received,...

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Stop Making Cannoli and Go to Mass

Whether it be going off to college or starting your first job after graduating, undergoing any major lifestyle shift will prompt you to ask yourself who you are and where...

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Comparisons: A Waste of Time

There is a weird kind of “sport” that every now and then we are tempted to practice, which consists of comparing ourselves with others, either in human matters or spiritual...

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Hoping Against Hope

In the midst of our path here on Earth, the well-known phrase “hoping against hope” can be a key for us to confront our daily difficulties with courage and peace....

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6 Tips for Maintaining Good Relationships

Relationships, whether with friends or family, can be the source of many good things: first of all, friendship, but also growing, learning, teaching, loving, and being loved. But relationships can...

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The Hidden Beauty of Silent Prayer

In the first book of Kings we read how the prophet Elijah went to the mountain to encounter the Lord. There he could perceive a strong and violent wind, but...

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5 Reasons to Forgive

It is a reality for all of us, at least in certain moments of our life, that we may find it difficult to forgive, especially if the offense committed against...

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Do Whatever He Tells You

“Do whatever He tells you” is one of the rare sentences that we have in Scripture from our Lady, and it is a command, or, at the very least, a...

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“Apostolate? I’m not ready for this!”

Those of us who know the treasure we have in our faith and in our relationship with God know how much everyone needs Jesus – His love, His mercy, His...

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7 Keys to Sharing the Faith

Many of us have friends or family that want nothing to do with Catholicism, and thus we find ourselves stuck in between a rock and hard place. We have found...

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