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The Second Conversion

The Gospel of John recounts a clandestine meeting, under the cover of darkness, between Jesus and a ruler of the Jews, a Pharisee named Nicodemus.

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Why Are Dust and Ashes Proud?

“Why are dust and ashes proud? Even during life man’s body decays … a king today – tomorrow he is dead,” writes Sirach (Sirach 10:9).

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Blessed is She Who Believed

There is a stone building called “Mary’s House” near the ancient city of Ephesus (modern-day Turkey) on a hillside named “Nightingale”. The house is simple,

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