The first week of the year is a glorious time for North America, in that we celebrate three feast days in a row. Yesterday we feted St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first U.S.-born person to be canonized. Tomorrow we remember St. Andre Bessett, the great Canadian Holy Cross brother. Today is St. John Neumann’s day.…

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Alexander the Great was an invincible general. At the age of 20 he inherited a united (mostly) Greece and the best army in the world from his father Philip. He proceeded to conquer Persia, Egypt, Palestine, parts of central Asia and even portions of India. He was enormously intelligent and never lost a battle. Before…

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A friend of mine who was prone to losing things once complained to me that it seemed to him that he only found things in the very last place he looked. I replied to him: “Of course you do: once you find it, you stop looking.” God is so good to us.  He truly wants us…

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