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Jerusalem: My Home and Yours

BY RIMON MAKHLOUF My home is Jerusalem. This is what I always answer when my tour groups ask me where I’m from.

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How to Understand Easter

BY FATHER KEVIN REYNOLDS Because Holy Week commemorates the culmination of Christ’s human life, it is observed by Christians as the most sacred time of the year.

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False Light brings Darkness

BY DEACON GREG GARNIE At the Easter Vigil we chant three times the words “Lumen Christi”— Christ Our Light — in the midst of darkness as the light of the Easter candle illuminates the darkness. This light is a symbol of the True Light, Jesus Christ, who illuminates all darkness.

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A Community of Warmth & Love

BY Phiwokuhle Siyabonga Xulu In 2011 I was fortunate enough to share in community with the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in Port Elizabeth. Before I went there I didn’t even know that there was a saint named Philip Neri, nor was I aware of an existence of an Oratory. But my stay […]

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The Grace of a Jar of Peanut Butter

BY KARIN HUMAN The “Mustard Seeds” column is entering its second year of life. A year ago, I laid out my dream for this column: a place to share stories of hope and experiences of practical faith.

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Vocations: We are counting on you

BY TYLER TENBARGE Before I ever recall being asked about what I wanted to be when I grew up, my parents say I was already telling them and others: “I want to be a priest.” Many people expect a seminarian or religious sister to say that, but I think the opposite is often true.

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