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Finding Grace and Happiness – The Powerful Story of Venerable Hermann Cohen

February 12, AD2018 3 Comments
Finding Grace and Happiness – The Powerful Story of Venerable Hermann Cohen

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the conversion story of Venerable Hermann Cohen (also known as Father Augustine Marie of the Blessed Sacrament) and was deeply moved. Never having heard of this man before, I have not been able to stop thinking about him since. If you are struggling with sin, his remarkable story will […]

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Lent: Don’t Barter With God!

February 6, AD2018 2 Comments
Lent: Don’t Barter With God!

Introduction Lent is upon us. Interestingly, my Lenten penance and my goals have changed since my conversion. Let me preface these remarks with an account of my bartering with God before my conversion, because this connects with the title.    At that time I was a worrier–the future I foresaw was always gloomy, with the […]

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The Jew in the Catholic Church

February 10, AD2017 0 Comments
The Jew in the Catholic Church

“Today it is the Old Testament who suffers for the New one.” Sœur Mirjam Else Michaelis (1899 – 1942, Auschwitz) Can you imagine what might become of your life if you discovered you were Jewish? This happened to me at the age of seven when two Russian boys of my age were laughing at their companion […]

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