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St. Therese of the Child Jesus, an Example for us all. Here is the final article on St Therese of the Child Jesus; her example is so important. I will soon post the Bishop's letter from, Loreto holding up St Benedict Joseph Labre and St Therese of the Child Jesus as the two saints for th...


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The Father of St. Theresa, Sir Louis Martin-  A New Saint- Part 2
The Father of St. Theresa, Sir Louis Martin-  A New Saint- Part 2 Below is the second part of the article I recently posted about Sir Louis Martin,  The link to the original site follows it. Timothy Hughes Duff Last Years of Monsieur Louis Martin (Part 2 of 2) Marian T. Ho...


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The Father of St. Theresa, Sir Louis Martin-  A New Saint- Part 1
St. Theresa's Father, St. Louis Martin Another saint for us!- Part 1 of 2 One of our members made me aware of a most relevant article about St. Louis Martin who was recently canonized by Pope Francis. Below is what I was sent and the article follows. Our litany just keeps gr...


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Reflection on the Life of St Benedict Joseph Labre
Latest Reflection on the Life of St Benedict Joseph Labre- Chapter 7 (continued) Wednesday January 16th  by Timothy Hughes Duff Chapter 7 (part 2) St. Benedict Joseph returned home after the loss of his uncle. Once again, in his reflections he was discerning a plan for his religious...


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One of the Miracles Used for the Canonization of Benedict Joseph
One Miracle used to canonize St Benedict Joseph Labre Below is an excerpt from a talk I gave a few times at different Churches. The last one was 2017 near his feast day of April 16th at my chilhood parish of St Margaret of Scotland in Buzzards Bay, MA. I hope this inspires you to keep readin...


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Come and Follow St Benedict Joseph Labre
Following Our Patron St. Benedict Joseph Labre- Perhaps a time for a little review by Timothy Hughes Duff Over twenty years ago, in 1996 when my mother and I started the Guild, we were in Larchmont, New York to meet with the late Father Benedict Joseph Groeschel. We told him of the things w...


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Two Saints for Our Times
St. Benedict Joseph Labre and St. Therese of Lisieux Patron's for our Times For years now, I have had a devotion to both  St Benedict Joseph Labre and St. Therese of Lisieux. As I have traveled around different places in Europe and especially to Italy in particular, I learned ...


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Latest Reflection on the Life of St Benedict Joseph Labre
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 Chapter 7   First Reflection- The Death of His Uncle He Returns Again to his Parents, and Again Endeavors to Obtain Their Consent for him to go to La Trappe by Timothy Hughes Duff Now that we return to ordinary time in the new year of 2019, it is ti...


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Finding Christ in Those with Mental Illness
Finding Christ in those with Mental Illness- What does the Church say? From my own experience  of living and caring for someone with mental illness, I ask and meditate on the following question often: What is the Mystery of Christ within them? How does it affect those...


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The History of the Christmas Creche
The History of the Christmas Creche Every year, the Christmas cards and all of the Christmas imagery portray the images of the Creche. My favorite sacred scripture verse depicting this is: " And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as...


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