March 10, 2023

Vatican accepts ‘positio’ in Mother Lange’s cause; dicastery to review documents on her life

ARBUTUS, Md. (OSV News) — The canonization cause of Mother Mary Lange, founder of the world’s first sustained women’s religious community for Black women, has taken a step forward. Sister Rita Michelle Proctor, superior general of the Baltimore-based Oblate Sisters ...
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Gather Up the Fragments

Reflect In the “Multiplication of the Loaves” Jesus fed the crowd, and when there was bread left over he instructed, “Gather the fragments.” Think of aspects of your past that can still be healed.  Pray God, if I think about ...
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Mary Untier of Knots | Artwork courtesy of Carol Cole

Grace in Asking for Help

There’s a Mary that’s gotten me through the recent hard times, having found myself so exhausted and desperate for the simplest of images, when prayer becomes too hard. Mary Untier of Knots is a painting from 1700 Germany by Johann ...
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Lent with St. Clare: Second Friday

Clare shared her faith and wisdom with so many outside San Damiano and far beyond her own time. Indeed, she counseled and nursed an ailing Francis during one of his visits. How might we be in service to others?
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