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These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Saturday, 27 August 2022 00:00

Saint Monica, August 27

Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong, and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something, so that no human being might boast before God. (1 Cor 1:26-31)
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Saint Monica is the mother of Saint Augustine, whose feast day is August 28 which is impeded this year because of the Sunday celebration; so, we celebrate both saints together. It was Saint Monica, who as she lay dying said to her son, “Remember me always at the Altar of the Lord.”

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