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A Letter to My Dad

Editor’s note: In celebration of Father’s Day, Missioner Misty Menis-Kyler shares a letter she wrote to her dad and reflects on how, in his life and his faith, he is an amazing role model for her. Dear Dad, I have written and re-written this letter so many times, but I just could not find the…

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Operations Manager Sarah Hoffeditz offers a reflection on  Clare of Assisi in honor of the saint’s Aug. 11 feast day.  When I set out on my pilgrimage to Assisi this past May, I expected to learn a lot about St. Francis of Assisi while I was there. After all, he is certainly the most famous resident…

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Lessons in Sainthood

I chose St. Cecilia as my confirmation saint when I was only thirteen years old.  I can’t remember what drew me to her, but I know I didn’t recognize the significance of her martyrdom at my young age. Church Tradition tells us that St. Cecilia was a noblewoman whose parents arranged her marriage to a…

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