23rd Sunday After Pentecost

This homily is about victory in loss and how good comes from evil in your life.

We took these pictures in Rwanda two years ago.   In the top picture, the Blessed Mother appeared in Kibeho in 1981 and 1982 in a Vatican-approved apparition.  Below, we walk in a Eucharistic procession through the streets that—only 20 years prior— the dead had been macheted in the genocide.  Now the King of Life and Love triumphs over death on the streets.

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Our Lady of the Rosary

October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  I took this picture outside of the Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei in Italy during Easter week of 2016.  The Church was built about 140 years ago by a former-satanist, Bl. Bartolomo Longo, a man who changed his life through the Rosary.  He is now up for canonization.

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