Feast of Corpus Christi

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Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, a feast in honor of the Holy Eucharist, born from the visions of a 13th century Augustinian nun. (Much more here.) Read more about today’s feast from Melissa Musick & listen to “Pange Lingua” after the jump:

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Can A Dominican Friar End the 21st Century Slave Trade?

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Brother Xavier Plassat

Meet Xavier Plassat, the Dominican friar from France, who has dedicated his life to the fight against modern day slavery. Read the story from Vanity Fair here: Can A Dominican Friar End the 21st Century Slave Trade?

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Misc: French Prime Minister: Attending Mass “Most Beautiful” Response to Terror Threat

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French Prime Minister

A faith to die for. The French Prime minister attended Mass in response to the failed terrorist attacks against France‘s Catholic churches. Read his remarks from Aleteia here: French Prime Minister: Attending Mass “Most Beautiful” Response to Terror Threat

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TCC TV: Sacred Journeys: Lourdes

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In 1858, in the southwest of France, a 14-year-old peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous claimed she had 18 encounters with the Virgin Mary. Since then, Lourdes has become one of the holiest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, visited annually by more than five million people who come in search of healing. Since the end of World War II, veterans from around the world have journeyed to Lourdes seeking healing and unity during the International Military Pilgrimage. Watch the entire episode about wounded veterans seeking healing at Lourdes from PBS here: Lourdes at a Glance

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TCC Films: Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

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Catholicism Series

Looking for a movie to watch with this weekend?  We recommend you order this excellent five disc, ten episode documentary series Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith presented by Fr. Bob Barron and watch it with a group. More and the trailer after the jump:

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