Heart, Soul and Mind

April 2019

Apr 27

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, stems from Jesus appearing to a young Polish nun, St. Faustina, just prior to World War II. She was canonized by another great Pole, Pope St. John Paul II, who established the Feast Day in 2001, died during the vigil of the Feast in 2005, and was canonized on the same day in 2014 along with...
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Apr 20

The Harrowing of Hell

After Jesus was buried, the Creed states “he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead.” What does “he descended into hell” mean? Tradition calls it “The Harrowing of Hell” – the Lord went to the realm of the dead, to lead to heaven all the righteous who could not enter before...
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Apr 13

Don't Pass Over Exodus

Entering Holy Week, here’s a reflection on it’s culmination at the Solemn Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday Evening. It’s from the U.S. Catholic Magazine in 1979 + + + Don't pass over Exodus – Fr. Peter Stravinskas The burning bush, first Passover, and the Hebrews' flight out of Egypt are parts of our religious heritage...
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Apr 6

"Did Fulton Sheen Prophesy About These Times?

"This is Part II of a good article for Lent about the Venerable Fulton Sheen’s thoughts on the times we live in and our part in them. Yes, it’s dated in some of the examples he uses, but not all, and the principles and ideas he proclaims are valid always. It’s by Joseph Pronechen and is from The National Catholic Register....
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