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More than a century ago, on the deck of the boat bound for America, Luigi and Andonia Malzone cried along with their nine young children as their beloved Italy disappeared behind them.  Their long journey would bring them to the land of hope and freedom, where they believed their children and their descendants could prosper….

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Oscar Romero was returning from his priestly formation in Rome with a desire to finish his doctorate in theology, but with no aspirations to higher office in the Church. Despite his intelligence, his fellow priests thought him too conservative and orthodox to ever assume Church leadership in his troubled country of El Salvador. When he…

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Celebrating the Epiphany

In Puerto Rico, and other Spanish-speaking countries, on the evening of January 5, the children place hay, grass and water under their beds to feed the camels of the Three Kings as they seek the Christ child.  To recognize their kindness, the Three Kings leave the children gifts. This tradition actually predates the Christmas Eve…

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New Year’s Greetings

At the start of the New Year, in the country of Bolivia, they hold the “Fiesta de las Alasitas”. In preparation for this celebration, artisans craft miniatures depicting what the people would want to accomplish during the year. At a full scale fiesta, persons buy the miniatures that represent their hopes and dreams for the coming…

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A Christmas Message

Imagine being at the birth of the child Jesus.  You enter the stable and immediately see the young mother Mary, exhausted by the rigors of childbirth, but aglow with boundless joy at the sight of her son.  You gaze upon Joseph, the proud but anxious father who revels in the beauty of his newborn but…

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe is so significant for us who live in this hemisphere.  She is the patroness of the Americas. Our Mother Mary lives in the eternal happiness of heaven with her beloved Son, Jesus. However, like all mothers, Mary wants to be with all her children so she has returned…

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The Immaculate Conception

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States. Mary was conceived without sin but, like us, not free of problems in her life. Mary was a simple and humble person, distinguished by three very important characteristics. First, she had the attitude of gratitude. As Mary proclaimed in her Magnificat,…

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