Memorial Day

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typorama-3ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

You are invited…

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Month's Mind Requiem Mass

Fr. Christopher Phillips will be celebrating a Month’s Mind Mass for the repose of the soul of Mother Angelica on the one month anniversary of her death.  We hope you will join us in thanking God for her incredible life, and praying for the blessed repose of her soul.

Our Lady’s Love

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“Think of what the Saints have done for their neighbor because they loved God.  But what Saint’s love for God can match Mary’s?  She loved Him more in the first moment of her existence than all the Saints and angels ever loved Him or will love Him… Just as there is not one among all the Blessed who loves God as Mary does, so there is no one, after God, who loves us as much as this most loving Mother does.  Furthermore, if we heaped together all the love that mothers have for their children, all the love of husbands and wives, all the love of all the angels and Saints for their clients, it could never equal Mary’s love for even a single soul.”
–Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, Bishop  and Doctor of the Church, writing in The Glories of Mary
 If you’re celebrating St. Valentine’s Day today, don’t forget to include Our Lady!  Let’s ask her to make our hearts more like her own, so that we may love Jesus with pure hearts and souls.
 (Even though the main focus today is the first Sunday of Lent, we found this picture the other day and thought it would be perfect to share with you for Valentine’s Day -technically, this image isn’t of Our Lady, but we didn’t know that when we found it.)

PCPAs in DC

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Our DC Sisters are listening to the Holy Father live and in person right now! Sisters, we are so happy for you!  Sr. Marie St. John just sent us this picture of the Holy Father giving the homily.IMG_0995

L to R: Sr. Inez, Sr. Marie St. John, Mother Angela, Sr. Rita

L to R: Sr. Inez, Sr. Marie St. John, Mother Angela, Sr. Rita

She also sent us this picture earlier today, as they were waiting in the blazing sun for Pope Francis to arrive.  And she called in to our radio show!  We had a blast talking to her, you can listen to the clip below.  Thanks for calling, Sister, you made our day!

Happy 92nd Birthday, Mother Angelica!

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Picture courtesy of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word

Say a prayer for our beloved Mother Angelica – she is 92 today! And what beautiful things she has done for God in those 92 years.  May she receive a return of the consolation and joy that she has provided for so many through her life of prayer, and her unshakeable trust in God’s Divine Providence.  We love you Reverend Mother!