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Abbey Welcomes New Novice Alexis Longoria

Alexis Longoria was initiated as a novice at 1st Vespers of the Feast of Saint Augustine on August 27, 2019. Alexis was born in El Paso, Texas, raised in New Mexico, and is a recent graduate of the Franciscan University of St. Bonaventure in New York state. He spent...

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Thirteenth Station: The Blessing of Simeon

Thirteenth Station: The Blessing of Simeon

Although not included in this station, Anna also proclaimed the greatness of Jesus as the messiah. Both proclamations come from people recognizing the messiah in an infant. We are reminded the Jesus will come to us in many forms, and we are called to recognize him and...

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Twelfth Station: Presentation at the Temple

Twelfth Station: Presentation at the Temple

We continue with the infancy narrative from Luke’s gospel. The event described here was a legal requirement of Jewish law. The author combines two requirements, the purification ceremony after childbirth and the concentration of the first-born to the Lord.

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Eleventh Station: The Shepherds Share the Good News

Eleventh Station: The Shepherds Share the Good News

Earlier in this gospel account, the shepherds and said to be terrified at the appearance of the angels. It is now clear that the good news of the birth of the messiah has alleviated those fears as they go to be the first to pay homage to the newborn messiah.

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Tenth Station: Announcement of the Angels

Tenth Station: Announcement of the Angels

As is the tradition in the Gospel of Luke, the poor and oppressed are held up. In this story, only told in Luke’s gospel, the shepherds are the first to have the news proclaimed to them of the birth of the messiah. Most likely being nomads, it would be especially good...

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Ninth Station: The Birth of Jesus

Ninth Station: The Birth of Jesus

Later tradition says that Jesus was born in a cave, but the text from Luke's gospel indicates it was in a outdoor space near the inn. From Luke's gospel comes the tradition that Joseph and Mary could not stay in the comfort of the inn because there was no room for...

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