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May 2022

May 30

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Each year the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on a Friday19 days after Pentecost.  Since 2002, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is also a special day of prayer for the sanctification of priests. The image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus represents his physical heart and his love for all mankind. Say...
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May 23

Remember Our Veterans

For many Americans, Memorial Day signifies a three-day weekend and the unofficial kick off to summer. But Memorial Day is much more than that; it’s a time for Americans to collectively reflect on the impact of the lives lost in U.S. wars and to honor all military veterans. It is a national day of mourning. If you plan to celebrate the...
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May 16

Walking with Jesus through Ordinary Time

by Susan Erschen, OSV Newsweekly   If you had lived in Galilee when Jesus walked its dusty roads, would you have followed him? Would you have listened to his parables? Would you have believed in his miracles? As the Church enters into the longest part of the liturgical year — a season known as Ordinary Time — these are the...
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May 9

10 tips for Mindful Spring Cleaning

by Cory Busse, originally published in Take Out: Family Faith on the Go Part of our Catholic Christian obligation toward stewardship is to ensure that there is enough for everyone, and that we leave things better than we found them. In that spirit, here are 10 tips for being mindful while you do spring-cleaning. 1.  Lots of communities have...
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May 2

Thank your mother

By OSV Editorial Board, ODV Newsweekly Americans have been celebrating Mother’s Day officially on the second Sunday of May since 1914, when the untiring advocacy of a woman from West Virginia named Anna Jarvis finally persuaded President Woodrow Wilson to make the day a national commemoration. Unfortunately, Jarvis — who never...
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