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Keeping Your Lamps Alight
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Keeping Your Lamps Alight

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 97
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 25:1-13

Parable of the Ten Virgins
The parable of the ten virgins is precisely that: a parable. A parable is a literary device …

The Martyrs of Gafsa
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The Martyrs of Gafsa

Augustine had founded several monasteries in northern Africa, where numerous followers of the Augustinian ideals of monastic community life lived.
Only 34 years after the death of Augustine, in 484, King Hunmeric issued a …