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Corpus Christi

Sunday the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  Our community participated in the Eucharistic Procession from St. Stanislaus Catholic Church to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, through the streets of Buffalo’s historic Polonia district, followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Malone.  It was a beautiful day as we processed,

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Mighty and Meaty

This past Monday we celebrated the first anniversary of our foundation as a Private Association of the Christian Faithful. We held a fundraiser dinner at J’s White Elephant which was a huge success. I think back over this past year and I can’t believe how much has happened in such a short time, while also

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Wait For It

“While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for ‘the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak; for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit’.”   Acts 1:4-5   We live in a culture that

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Reflection from Community Retreat

This past weekend we were blessed to have a community retreat.  Fr. Andrew, superior of the Franciscans of the Primitive Observance, led our retreat. Throughout our weekend of prayer, we had sessions on Divine Mercy, the evangelical counsels, Our Lady and the Marian Vow and community life.  One thing that stood out to me from

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Spring In Buffalo

“If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” St. Therese Here in Buffalo, we know all about the loveliness of spring.  We see those first bright rays of sun and feel a warm breeze and hope is born anew in our hearts!  Winter will not last forever!  As the

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The Sands of Mercy

We have been very busy the last couple of weeks! We apologize for the lack of posts, but we thank you for your continued prayer and support. We drove down to Atlanta, Georgia to put on a women’s day of reflection and to assist with a life teen retreat. It was a wonderful time! We

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Alleluia!

“We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” –St. Augustine   On Easter Sunday we attended Mass at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.  The pastor began his homily by pointing out an image of St. Augustine and spoke the words above.  “Alleluia” was the proclamation of the Apostles and the song of the

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Good Friday

A blessed Good Friday to you – all of our relatives, friends, benefactors and brothers and sisters in Christ who find yourself on our website this day. On this most Holy Day where we silence our hearts to enter into deepest prayer, where we fast to remind ourselves of the suffering of Our Lord, where

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Holy Thursday

“But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.  For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.  But if I go, I will send him to you.” –John 16:7 Holy Thursday is Our Lord’s final preparation for His disciples.  In tonight’s Gospel John says, “He

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Grumble, Grumble

“Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that

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Let Us Persevere

“A brother spent nine years, tempted to leave the cenobium.  Every day he got his things ready to leave, and when evening came, he would say to himself: ‘Tomorrow, I go away.’  In the morning he again thought to himself: ‘Let us strive again to hold out today because of the Lord.’  And when he

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God Is Love

It’s easy to see how today’s society has managed to push God out of many things we encounter on a daily basis, especially in the media.  Participating in the New Evangelization means re-introducing Jesus back into our culture in the smallest ways.  One thing that I’ve noticed, especially in my own life, is how we

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No Fear In Love

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 I came across this verse my junior year of college. It resonated deep within my soul and I brought it into every conversation I

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Hearts Afire

Our hearts were created (though I am no scientist, in fact quite far from it) to pump our life’s blood to and throughout our bodies that we may have the oxygen we need everywhere to live. More than the physical organic functioning of our hearts, its true purpose is far more necessary in order for

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Live A Holy Lent

 Ah, Lent. We meet again. It’s funny to me how when I was younger lent simply seemed to be the time of year to give up chocolate and ice cream, and the more disciplined you were during these forty days was rewarded back to you when Easter came – the more eggs you got, the

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Smile!

    Mother Teresa often talks or writes about smiling.  “Peace begins with a smile.” “…the smile is the beginning of love.” “I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish”  This is not our image. You can find it here.   And two of my favorites: “Be brave and keep smiling. 

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Are You Willing?

      The will is a strange thing.  Some people have weak wills.  We call others strong-willed.  We marvel at those who overcome addictions through sheer will-power.  Babies overcome birthing traumas and unresponsive lungs and begin to cry.  A dying loved one holds on until they have seen that last person.  Those facing serious illnesses often

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The Greatest Of These Is Love

     This week we celebrate the Feast of St. Agnes of Rome (January 21). St. Agnes is a very special and well-known young girl in the Catholic Church, but she also has a special place in our community as Kristen’s patron saint.        St. Agnes of Rome is a virgin and martyr, known for her

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“And There Was A Great Calm”

“Then he got into the boat followed by his disciples. Suddenly a storm broke over the lake, so violent that the boat was being swamped by the waves. But he was asleep. So they went to him and woke him saying, ‘Save us, Lord, we are lost!’ And he said to them, ‘Why are you

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