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VOLUME 1, ISSUE N. 1 - A Bi-monthly Online Publication of the Franciscans of the Immaculate - August-September, 2016


T he cyberspace is becoming a busy communication highway in the modern technology of the internet and wireless communications. Considering all the advantages this means provide to a growing busy men ranging from "Googling" for important facts and information to sending emails in a second across the globe (postmen...
“The liturgy has its laws which must be respected.” A liturgical crisis has been brewing for a long time. Back in 1973, Archbishop Robert Dwyer of Portland, Oregon, wrote: “Sincere Christian men and women in their thousands and millions are reacting against the impoverishment and degradation of the liturgy, as...
In planning this study (addressed to both priests and, secondarily, persons who would take spiritual direction), St. Alphonsus Liguori, 18th century Bishop, Founder, and Doctor of the Church, was selected as the master here for three reasons: 1. His recognized position not only as an authority on the spiritual life,...
T he teaching “all things work together unto good” applies specially in the case of the new priest who has wisely accepted his vocation, plans his work and expends all his efforts for God’s glory, in imitation of the Good Shepherd who gave His life for the sheep (cf....
T oday one hears at times that it is not possible or correct to make any consecration to Our Lady—it is asserted that it is only through her to God. Superficially, one might say: Everything is directed to God, so of course this is true. But there is more. It...
A question is raised as whether the traditional concept of the Virgin Birth of Our Savior merely a pious belief, a "theologoumenon" which one is free to doubt or deny without sinning against faith? Or is it a part of the deposit of faith, which all who claim to...
W hy all this emphasis on the Mother of God in the religious formation of a child? It seems only right in a simple comparison of the child’s physical life and his spiritual life. A child’s first knowledge of the physical world comes from his mother... Logically, a soul’s...
S t. Maximillian was born in the Poland in 1894 and baptized under the name of Raymond. He entered the novitiate of the Conventual Franciscans in 1910 and given the name of Maximillian. He took his final vows in Rome in 1914 and three years later, organized, with six...
Mary's perfect joy, one of the fruits of Her union with Her divine Spouse, the Holy Spirit, overflowed from the inexhaustible springs of Her tremendous faith and deep love. The perfection of Her joy is shown not so much in its magnitude as in the fact that She rejoiced...
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