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Novena to St. Joseph - January 15th

Dear Friends and Family, Please join us in our annual re-consecration to St. Joseph which is to be prayed from January 15th to the 23rd. For those who are members of Apostoli Viae, we ask you to join with our community intentions. It is always best to state them out loud and then offer our own intentions in the chat below this post so we can all pray for one another. For the repose of ...

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Pray for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict

The Apostoli Viae community is saddened by the news of the loss of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Please join us as we pray for the repose of his soul. photo: Giulio Napolitano/CNA / CNA

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O Magnum Mysterium: A Reflection on Christmas Eve

O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, jacentem in praesepio! Beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Christum. Alleluia! O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to be...

The Degrees of Perfection - St. John of the Cross

A concise summary of St. John of the Cross that reveals the path to union with God.

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Blessed Feast of St. John of the Cross from St. Joseph's Chapel

O God, who gave the Priest Saint John an outstanding dedication to perfect self-denial and love of the Cross, grant that, by imitating him closely at all times, we may come to contemplate eternally Your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

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Blessed Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Blessed Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe from St. Joseph's Chapel at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Retreat Center Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming From tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse’s lineage coming As seers of old have sung. It came a blossom bright, Amid the cold of winter When half-spent was the night. Isaiah has foretold it, The Rose I have in mind. With Mary we ...

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Approaching the Throne of Christ the King

​​On the Feast of Christ the King, we can think of many symbols that are affiliated with regal authority –the crown, the scepter, and the orb. We see these symbols come out most clearly in the recent funeral of Queen Elizabeth II back in September and we will see them again when her son and successor King Charles III is crowned King of England in May 2023. Yet one of the most identifiable...

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Transform Your Advent - The Jesse Tree

How can you ensure your Advent season is daily filled with holy tradition that leads you and your family to God?

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Novena to Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity (October 31 - November 8)

As we begin this annual novena to St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, please be sure to review these intentions daily and to speak them out loud so that we might all, with full devotion and intention, implore the help of St. Elizabeth for our sanctification and the healing of the Church. Through the intercession of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, we ask that all members of Apostoli Viae" ...

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Reflection on the Feast of St. Peter of Alcantara

Here's a link to the book: Here's the link to the video of the Friar singing a song of St. Peter of Alcantara Here's a photo of me in a position that he slept in... yes, he slept sitting up. He was widely criticized for his severe ascetical life. Funny enough, he appeared to St. Teresa of Avila after his death and let...

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