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The Town of Le Puy in Early Marist History

Part 1 of 2 Forty years after he heard Mary’s call to form the Society of Mary, Jean-Claude Courveille wrote to Gabriel-Claude Mayet in February 1852. He gave this account of what he “heard” from Our Lady: “Here is what I want. I have always imitated my Divine Son in everything. I followed Him to […]

Tuesday 22 November

Saint Cecilia Apocalypse 14:14-19; Ps 96; Luke 21:5-11 Keep your eyes on Jesus The scripture passages today are difficult. They speak of heaven and hell, the fall of Jerusalem, the second coming, and the need to remain faithful to Christ no matter what comes. The Jews had a conception of three ages: the present age, […]

Holy Saturday: The Harrowing of Hell

By the expression ‘He descended into Hell,’ the Apostles’ Creed confesses that Jesus did really die and through his death for us conquered death and the devil ‘who has the power of death’ (Hebrews 2:14). In his human soul united to his divine person, the dead Christ went down to the realm of the dead. […]