Mardi Gras is strongly connected to the Catholic Church it marks the last day before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and repentance. This is why in New Orleans the cops shut down the party at midnight. Yes, even the famous Bourbon Street closes at midnight. The holiday became popular around the fest of foods that would be…

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Today January 29th 2018 was the foundation of the Visitation in Mobile order in 1610; the community in Mobile was founded on the feast of St. Francis De Sales in 1833, 185 years ago. The visitation order was founded in Fance by St. Fancis De Sales and St. Jane De Chantal.  It is a cloistered order committed to prayer and…

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My dad’s words overflow with the Holy Spirit at times, and sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start. I opted to give you the next best thing, trying to retell his words through mine. My dad and I are close but in a different way than my mother and I. It’s just different and I can’t really explain. I…

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