Did the Magi believe in God?
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January 7, 2018

Did the Magi believe in God?

The Three Wise Men weren't Jewish and held various religious beliefs. In the Gospel of Matthew it states, “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East…
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What do the 3 gifts of the Magi symbolize?
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January 7, 2018

What do the 3 gifts of the Magi symbolize?

Gold, frankincense, and myrrh were more than birthday presents.
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Why did the Magi bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh?
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January 7, 2018

Why did the Magi bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh?

The gifts were customary at the time, but also had profound symbolism. When the Magi came to visit the newborn Christ Child, they did not come empty-handed. Saint Matthew narrates what happens when they first encounter the Holy Family. oing…
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Jesus said there is no better novena than this one, and it has only 11 words
Prayers
January 6, 2018

Jesus said there is no better novena than this one, and it has only 11 words

A thousand prayers do not equal one act of abandonment. I ask God for what I need. A lot. Sometimes I feel like I run through a continuous strain of “Lord, please give me this” or “I need that” from…
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Seeking direction in 2018? Check out the pope’s thought-provoking Epiphany homily
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January 6, 2018

Seeking direction in 2018? Check out the pope’s thought-provoking Epiphany homily

We can also ask why, among all those who looked up at the heavens, so many others did not follow that star, “his star” Pope Francis today celebrated Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany. Here is the official Vatican…
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Do you have a devotion to Our Lady of Cana?
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January 6, 2018

Do you have a devotion to Our Lady of Cana?

Devotion to Mary is not spiritual etiquette; it is a requirement of the Christian life. Looking toward the end of the first week of the new year I noticed a feast day that made me take pause. It falls on…
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Why is the visit of the Magi called the “Epiphany”?
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January 6, 2018

Why is the visit of the Magi called the “Epiphany”?

Christmas makes sense, by why "Epiphany"? In the Church’s liturgical year, most feast days are named in a simple way that make it easy to understand. For example, Palm Sunday immediately recalls the palms that the people laid in front…
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5 Fast facts about Eve, the first woman in the Bible
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January 6, 2018

5 Fast facts about Eve, the first woman in the Bible

Who was she? How many children did she have? In the opening pages of the Bible, the author of Genesis presents the creation of the first humans. Adam is created first from the “dust of the ground” and then God…
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2,700-year-old seal discovered in Jerusalem confirms Biblical truth
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January 6, 2018

2,700-year-old seal discovered in Jerusalem confirms Biblical truth

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a Biblical-era seal in Jerusalem. The 2,700-year-old artifact once belonged to a governor of the city and could have been used as a logo or souvenir. The seal may have been used as a…
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Give God control: 20 verses to help during anxiety and fear
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January 6, 2018

8 encouraging Bible verses to lift you up

Sometimes getting up in the morning can be the hardest thing you'll do all day. When life's worries press down on you and take your soul hostage, the most important thing you can do for yourself is turn to God.…
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