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We celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th. On October 12, 1945, Pope Pius XII, decreed that "Santa Maria, de Guadalupe"(Our Lady of Guadalupe) was the "Patroness of all the Americas." The symbolism of Our Lady of Guadalupe is easily recognized by the Mexican people....
In the world of Buddhism, an important day of celebration is December 8th - The 8th day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This is Bodhi Day.  The day celebrates when the Buddha attained enlightenment in 596 BCE. Let us rejoice with our Buddhist friends, grateful for...
During this time of Hanukkah (Chanukah) we celebrate with our Jewish Sisters and Brothers. This is an eight-day festival of lights commemorating the rededication of the Temple after purifying it from the idolatrous activities that defiled it in the second century BCE. The celebration includes special blessings, prayers, songs, and...
Diwali is one of the most popular Hindu holidays. Diwali starts on November 7, 2018 and will continue for 5 days until November 12, 2018. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. ...
Thanksgiving is an important feast because it reminds us of the imperative of gratitude.  Our God is a generous God and all that we have is gift.  Thanksgiving is a feast that reminds us to be present, to stop and appreciate the small things, to recognize our blessings, and to...
The Dominican Center wishes all people of faith a Happy Feast of All Saints  – November 1st.  We honor all of the holy women and men who lived before us and on whose shoulders, we stand.  We live in their presence and we rejoice in their legacy and continued blessing....
To celebrate Reformation Sunday, I am repeating the words of Annette Griffin, Lutheran Minister from 2017, the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The full text of last year's post can be found through a link at the end of this text. As Christians we celebrate our common heritage. ...
Provincial Leaders of the Franciscan Friars wrote the attached “Franciscan Plea for the Soul of America,” to continue their eight-hundred-year tradition of proclaiming the Gospel. They asked that we reflect upon it and share it widely as a means of marking the Feast of St. Francis this year. ...
This year the fall equinox occurs on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in the northern hemisphere. This is a point of perfect balance as is its counterpart the Spring Equinox. Night and day are again of equal length and in perfect equilibrium.  Our Wiccan sisters and brothers celebrate this time as the festival...
Photo: “Slichot” Prayer by Mark Neyman for Government Press Office / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Yom Kippur  2018 begins at sundown on Tuesday, September 18.  This is the holiest day of the year for our Jewish brothers and sisters.  It is often called a day of atonement and reconciliation.  Jewish people...