February 2 marks three distinct but related historical events in the life of the Holy Family, plus a yearly sacramental observance: the Presentation of the Lord (when Mary and Joseph brought the baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem for the first time), the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, Meeting of the Lord (when St.…

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Right before His Ascension, Jesus tells His Apostles, to “…make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:18). After an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles went and did just that. Based on the popularity of well-known Saints, we may have fallen into the line of thinking that Christianity spread firstly across Europe. In reality, Christianity’s…

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