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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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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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Eighth Station: The Journey to Bethlehem

Eighth Station: The Journey to Bethlehem

Henri J.M. Nouwen, in his book “Advent and Christmas Wisdom,” reminds us that when we journey, like Mary and Joseph did, God is with us. “God came to us because [God] wanted to join us on the road, to listen to our story, and to help us realize that we are not walking...

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Seventh Station: Joseph Takes Mary into His Home

Seventh Station: Joseph Takes Mary into His Home

In this rather short passage from the Gospel of Matthew, the trust and faith of Joseph is demonstrated. The word came to Joseph, about the conception of Jesus trough the Holy Spirit, through a dream. Like Joseph, we are also called to listen for the word of God in our...

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Sixth Station: Joseph’s Dream

Sixth Station: Joseph’s Dream

The author of Luke's gospel focused on Mary prior to the birth narrative, the author of Matthew's gospel tells the story form Joseph's point of view. The name Jesus is derived from the Hebrew name Yeshua, which means "to deliver" or "to rescue." Thus, the last...

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