The Feast of St. Ambrose

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O God, who didst give to thy servant Ambrose grace eloquently to declare thy righteousness in the great congregation, and fearlessly to bear reproach for the honor of thy Name: Mercifully grant to all bishops and pastors such excellency in preaching, and fidelity in ministering thy Word, that thy people may be partakers with them of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
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Anne Rice’s Journey

Here is an interesting article on Anne Rice and her return to the faith. When she says things like, “The Lord came looking for me. … Everywhere I turned, I found images of the Lord and his love,” it sounds genuine to me (not that it has to be genuine to me to actually be genuine, just commenting). The Hound of Heaven does not give up on His own.

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