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June 22, 2022
Note from the Managing Editor
At church this past Sunday, the priest bade us all remember that the Mass is the most important thing in our lives. Looking at my little Joseph and thinking how engrossingly important he's become to my husband and I in the past ten months, it was striking to think how — infinitely — more important the Eucharist is.

Cardinal Sarah writes, "There is no married life animated by authentic Christian prayer unless we agree to offer our life in a sacrifice of Love as a fragrance pleasing to God. There is no authentic married life without the Mass, without the Holy Eucharist."

In a selection from Ignatius Press' Couples, Awaken Your Love, he draws a beautiful comparison between the chalice and marriage, one a vessel of "the Blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins" and both vessels of self-sacrificial love.

Marriage, raised to a sacrament, "becomes a chalice, because the love of Christian spouses, which springs from the Heart of Christ, has its source in the redemptive act of Christ on Good Friday." You can read the full selection below.

God bless you all this week! - Meaghen Gonzalez
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New Resources
United with the Sacred Heart
Ruth Burrows, Through Him, With Him, in Him: Meditations on the Liturgical Seasons
This Heart is a pierced Heart.
Couples, Awaken Your Love
Cardinal Robert Sarah, Ignatius Press
Part One: The Communion of Spouses in Christ
Emotional Damage
Theodore Dalrymple, Law & Liberty
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Who was Gerard Manley Hopkins and why should we read him?
What We Owe God: Recovering the Virtue of Religion
R. Jared Staudt, Denver Catholic
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Editorials of Interest
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7 Strategies to Overcome any Obstacle in Life
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Rediscovering Catholic Masculine Virtue
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Striving for Holiness as a Single Catholic Woman
Missio Dei
As a single Catholic woman time and time again I have struggled with figuring out where I belong in the Catholic Church when it comes to having a vocation.
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